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
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.