Family and friends,
I am thrilled to share that I will once again be running the Boston Marathon as part of Team JDRF. As many of you know, my aunt, Mary Tolland, started running the Boston Marathon on behalf of JDRF when I was younger and passed the baton off to me in 2017.
My family became involved with JDRF when my older brother, Brien, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) when he was four-years-old. At this time, my parents were told that there would probably be a cure for T1D by the time he graduated high school. Brien is now 30 years old and a high school and college graduate. Although tremendous progress has been made in research, there is still not a cure for T1D.
The reason I decided to run again this year and am asking you for your support is so the four-year-olds that are being diagnosed today will see the cure by the time they graduate high school, like my parents so hoped for.
For more information about how your generous donation will help those with T1D please see below.
Thank you in advance for all of the support!
More about JDRF:
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.
JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people—and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it—by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new therapies, ensuring new therapies come to market and connecting and engaging the T1D community.