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Laura Burgess' Fundraiser:

Joslin Diabetes Center Boston 2016

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Laura Burgess

THE STORY:

Hello friends, family, acquaintances and strangers! 

When I was 5, my handsome, charismatic, hilarious father passed away from complications related to his type-1 diabetes. He was larger than life, and only 40 at the time. Those who knew him loved him fiercely, and those who didn't know him wish they had. I have his curly hair and his sense of humor. I miss him everyday.

Tremendous advances in diabetic treatment and prevention have been made since my father was diagnosed in 1961. These advances have been fueled by donations to nonprofit organizations like Joslin Diabetes Center, who are dedicated to the cause, and dedicated to a cure. 

They cannot do this without you. I cannot do this without you. If you've read this, THANK YOU! Your interest in supporting me as I run the Boston Marathon and raise money for Joslin Diabetes Center means the world. Like me, maybe you are interested in being a part of something bigger than yourself. Maybe diabetes is as close to your heart as it is mine. Maybe one of my friends has black mailed you into donating. Whatever the reason, I appreciate you to my core. See you at the finish line in April!                                                                        All my love,                                                                                        Laura

About Joslin:

Joslin Diabetes Center, based in Boston, Massachusetts, undertakes diabetes research, clinical care, education and health and wellness programs on a global scale. Joslin is dedicated to ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives and offers real progress in preventing and curing diabetes. Joslin is an independent, nonprofit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and is recognized worldwide for driving innovative solutions in diabetes prevention, research, education, and care.

Our mission is to prevent, treat and cure diabetes.  Our vision is a world free of diabetes and its complications.

$9,105

MONEY RAISED
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  • Will King

    $100

  • Jess Borislow

    $40

  • Tractor and Tanker Skenderian

    $26.20

  • Jen & Mike

    $100

  • Amanda Pugliese

     

  • Alli & Jefe

    $100

  • Eileen M. Comeau

    $100

  • Lauren Caselli

     

  • Sheri McElroy Papp

    $20

  • Wilson

    $150

  • Momma

    $600

  • Aunt Peggy Lodini

    $25

  • Justin, Kara, James and Ryann McElroy

    $50

  • Sarah McCarthy

     

  • Jessica Levy

    $50

  • Kristen Brouker-Botelho

     

  • Kristen Swain

    $50

  • Zo

    $100

  • Mames and Twain

    $50

  • Alex & Bailee

    $100

  • Kristen Swain

    $10

  • Mary Sukiennik

    $50

  • Gregory F Pirrone

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Brittany Brouker

    $50

  • Roxana Iacob

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jess LePrevost

    $50

  • Swain Family

    $50

  • Catherine Rawlins

    $20

  • Brittany Mason and Luke Brown

    $25

  • Mary Zurawka

    $50

  • Andy Naventi

    $55.55

  • Jamie & Bonnie Wickham

    $50

  • Mark Meader

    $20

  • Louis Kaplan

    $52

  • Alex and Chase Thompson

    $100

  • Andrea Nahigian

    $26.20

  • Family Practice Associates

    $75

  • Kathy & Mark Hitchcock

    $50

  • Garrett

    $75

  • Casey Edmunds

    $101

  • Brit Trainor

    $20

  • Robyn Korte

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • uncle jim, alaina, kelsey & cody

    $300

  • Tony Makdisi

    $100

  • Chris and Connie Flynn

    $100

  • Barbara Bush

     

  • Girl With The Lady Bug Jacket

    $25

  • Sean Jennings

    $50

  • Liz & Carl (CEZ)

    $100

  • BiJi-40, Ann-5

    $45

  • GRANDPA

    $50

  • Auntie Faith

    $100

  • Moom

    $25

  • Alex S

    $20

  • Bill & Ginny DeMarco

    $100

  • Auntie B

    $100

  • Nicole Cadorette

    $50

  • Pam W.

    $500

  • Lambia

    $100

  • Audj and Sean

    $50

  • The neighbors at 74

    $20

  • Deborah Menzoian

    $50

  • Julie

    $100

  • John

    $100

  • Michael Jeffrey & Ava Marie

    $150

  • SuperBowlSquares

    $660

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Diana Siteman

    $25

  • Matt

    $50

  • Alex Ciskowski

    $25

  • Tess

    $30

  • Christine Ciskowski

    $25

  • Ryan Floum/Samantha Carter

    $100

  • Ryan

    $25

  • Jamie and Mark

     

  • Hope, John, Sarah, Michael, Chris, Jessica, Meghann, Audra, Sean, Jess, Jo

    $800

  • Greatest Bar Fundraiser

    $765

  • Gwen Goehring

    $50

  • Joe and Kathy

     

  • Coach Reilly

    $20

  • Berkshire Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program SNO

    $200

  • Alan and Patsy

    $50

  • Jane

     

  • Justin Fox

    $20

  • Pete and Kaitlin

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jan Salzer-Ogden

    $20

  • Offline Donation

     

  • Christina Ragucci

     

  • Victor Nahigian

    $70

  • Dawn Frissell

    $100

  • Harry and Martha Freshler

    $100

  • Laura & Bob

    $50

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114% Raised of$8,000 Goal

The Team: $168,293 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Greg Weintraub

Amount Raised

$49,288

 

164% Raised of$30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Megan Richard

Amount Raised

$15,013

 

100% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joshua Terry

Amount Raised

$13,175

 

66% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Connelly

Amount Raised

$12,564

 

105% Raised of$12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ryan Enright

Amount Raised

$12,461

 

125% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Linda Schoendorf

Amount Raised

$9,489

 

95% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laura Burgess

Amount Raised

$9,105

 

114% Raised of$8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shannon Motyka

Amount Raised

$9,070

 

91% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Laura & Bob

Laura & Bob

DONATION: $50

Good Run Laura!! We are cheering for you!!! 4 years ago

Harry and Martha Freshler

Harry and Martha Freshler

DONATION: $100

Jeff 4 years ago

Dawn Frissell

Dawn Frissell

DONATION: $100

Jeff 4 years ago

Victor Nahigian

Victor Nahigian

DONATION: $70

4 years ago

Christina Ragucci

Christina Ragucci

Laura, you are an animal!! I'm honored to donate to such a great cause. Have a great run. 4 years ago

Offline Donation

Offline Donation

4 years ago

Jan Salzer-Ogden

Jan Salzer-Ogden

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Pete and Kaitlin

Pete and Kaitlin

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Justin Fox

Justin Fox

DONATION: $20

4 years ago