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Maureen Connelly's Fundraiser:

Joslin Diabetes Center Boston 2016

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Maureen Connelly

THE STORY:

Every day our son David wakes up to check his blood sugar.  He will do that 4 or 5 times again throughout the day.  He inserts his insulin pump multiple times a week and adjusts his insulin dose every time he eats.  Tens of thousands of needlesticks later, diabetes is a constant in his life - it never takes a vacation.  For the past 10 years, he has fought every day to stay ahead of his diabetes. It is never easy, never predictable.  But he does not give up no matter how frustrating.  Since age 8 he has shouldered much more responsibility than any child should have to.  Now that he is truly managing his diabetes on his own at college, I couldn't be more proud of him.  He has made sure to live the life he wants, pursuing sports, music and academics, and he has not let diabetes win.

David has been so successful because of the incredible team at the Joslin Diabetes Center.  He has received world class, cutting edge care from Dr. Lori Laffel and the entire team that supports not just David but our whole family.  Through the Joslin he has participated in clinical trials, attended and been a counselor at Camp Joslin, and spoken at the Joslin's High Hopes Gala. We are so fortunate to live in the Boston area and to be able to count on the greatest diabetes center in the world to keep him healthy.  We are closer than ever to a cure for diabetes and the Joslin Diabetes Center is at the forefront of this research.

I have been running for the past 4 years and just finished my first half marathon. I have always dreamed of running the Boston Marathon and am absolutely thrilled to be able to support the Joslin Diabetes Center and our son, David, as a member of Team Joslin. Running a marathon, as daunting as it is, seems like nothing compared to the fight against diabetes.   No matter how cold the weather, long the miles, or dark the winter, nothing about preparing for the marathon can compare to the effort to cure and treat this unrelenting disease.

Thank you for lending your support to this important cause. We all dream of a world without diabetes and with your help, the Joslin Diabetes Center will take us that much closer to a cure.

About the Joslin Diabetes Cener:

Founded in 1898, Joslin Diabetes Center is world-renowned for its deep expertise in diabetes treatment and research. Joslin is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives.

We develop and disseminate innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries throughout the world. Joslin is an independent, non-profit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and a federally-funded Diabetes Research Center.

$12,564

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sandro Santagata

    $100

  • Deanne Sullivan

    $75

  • Nell Sullivan

    $50

  • Brooke

     

  • Justine Barletta

     

  • Paula Rosenthal

    $50

  • Ed Cibas

     

  • The Glass Family

     

  • John Czajkowski

    $100

  • Lucian R Chirieac

     

  • Michael Drage

    $20

  • Sheila Striar

    $25

  • Geraldine Pinkus

     

  • Jane and Andrew Walsh

     

  • Michael and Noreen

    $150

  • Jeffrey and Terry Flier

    $100

  • Judy & Wade Geller

    $100

  • Rebecca Krane

    $150

  • Monica Hollowell

     

  • Daniel Krane

    $150

  • David Krane

    $150

  • Danielle, Marc , Lauren and Jeff Schuman

    $50

  • Mary Jane Farley

    $75

  • Nicolas Freeman

    $25

  • Beth and Mitch Harris

    $100

  • Kristen Kenny

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ben Grobstein

    $25

  • Eana Meng

    $100

  • john and marilyn connelly

    $100

  • Mary goodhue-clancy

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Williams-Monneray Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Laura Weisel

    $250

  • Liz & Brendan Mullen

    $100

  • McLaughlins

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jody Newman and Marty Rosenthal

    $250

  • Allan & Joanna Berland

    $50

  • MARY&MICHAEL; GIMBRONE

    $200

  • Bob and Barbara Kenny

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lillian Krane

    $100

  • Michael and Tina Krane

    $50

  • Rintell Family

    $100

  • Cathy Connelly

    $100

  • Susan and Sam Singer

    $150

  • The Doherty Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nancy Gerber

    $100

  • Lingling Li

    $50

  • Bobbie Hayes

    $200

  • The McCarrons

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Orah / Richard Platt

     

  • Matt Gillman

    $50

  • Renzo's family

    $25

  • Darren Toh

    $50

  • Leona Doyle and Adrian Marino

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Natalie

     

  • Sharon and David Steinberg

    $50

  • Larissa Nekhlyudov

     

  • Gil and Margie Brodsky

    $72

  • Jane Epstein

    $50

  • Carol Stolberg

     

  • Lester Kobzik

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Karnovsky Family

    $100

  • Bethany Westlund

    $50

  • Kenny/Cape Cod

    $47.85

  • Mark Schuster

    $100

  • Rick Goldstein

    $100

  • The Steinfields

    $50

  • John Hancock

    $1,000

  • Anna Schwartz and Eric Rubin

    $100

  • Katherine Yih and Jack Spence

     

  • Susan Dale and Carol Colburn

    $50

  • Kesse Kesse

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jutta, Olin, Felice and Florence

    $200

  • David and Eileen Perini

     

  • Tricia Laham

    $50

  • Donna Podorefsky

    $50

  • Debbie, Sunny, Brendan, Kevin, and Elisabeth Eappen

    $262

  • John & Cindy Garnhum

    $50

  • Sandra and Sam Levine

    $100

  • Marty Rosenthal & Jody Newman -- again

    $25

  • Bo Winiker

    $100

  • Maddie P

    $25

  • Yannekis Family

    $250

  • Gretchen Brodnicki

     

  • Michael Groner

    $75

  • Mary Loeken

    $100

  • Alison Richardson

     

  • Julie Stanley and Michael Cicalese

    $200

  • Alane Shanks and Jeremy Solomons

     

  • Diana Longden

     

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105% Raised of$12,000 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

Diana Longden

Diana Longden

4 years ago

Alane Shanks and Jeremy Solomons

Alane Shanks and Jeremy Solomons

Go Maureen! 4 years ago

Julie Stanley and Michael Cicalese

Julie Stanley and Michael Cicalese

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Alison Richardson

Alison Richardson

4 years ago

Mary Loeken

Mary Loeken

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Michael Groner

Michael Groner

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Gretchen Brodnicki

Gretchen Brodnicki

4 years ago

Yannekis Family

Yannekis Family

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Maddie P

Maddie P

DONATION: $25

Sending all the best :) 4 years ago

Bo Winiker

Bo Winiker

DONATION: $100

4 years ago