Jody Malone's run to find a cure for Diabetes
Silver Level Fundraiser
Mr. Jody Malone
Fundraising Honor Roll
Matching Donation (Zimmerman)
The Pete Seifert Family
Matching Donation (Seifert)
Knights of St. George Commandery #194
Kurt & Kelly Hand
Matt and Kate Hunley
Matching Donation (Curtis)
The Curtis Family
Thank you for visiting my Diabetes Action Team fundraising page. This fall, as a team member of Diabetes Action Team I will be undertaking the challenge of running the full 26.2 mile Chicago Marathon and Marine Corp Marathon to raise money for Diabetes research at Diabetes Action Research and Education. I am running to help find a cure for Diabetes for all of those with the disease, and especially my son Clayton. Clayton was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes in October 2008.
Since his diagnosis, his “daily routine” includes checking his blood glucose a minimum of four times daily (generally it’s more often) and receiving insulin every time he eats. However, Type I Diabetes is anything but routine for a child or teenager, and the smallest change can negatively impact their blood glucose. There are many struggles to deal with including varied levels of activity, hormones, miscalculating carbs, etc., all of which impact blood glucose levels. At least a couple times a week Clayton has low blood glucose at bedtime which means he has to be checked several times throughout the night, and may have to wake up to drink o.j. or eat something to bring his numbers up, but he still has to get up and go to school the next day....... Having Diabetes has not slowed Clayton down and he maintains a good outlook. He continues to be involved in activities in which kids without diabetes participate. Last summer he attended Philmont Scout in Cimarron , NM with his Boy Scout Troop where they hiked 70 miles in 10 days. Clayton is a Sophmore thisfall at Lehamn Catholic where he is playing football , wrestling and track for his school. While participating he has to monitor his blood glucose closely - lows can rush up on him with little notice during periods of high physical activity, and adrenaline rushes during games/matches can send his blood glucose soaring. Even through continuous monitoring and adjustments, maintaining his blood glucose levels is a constant struggle....... By running the Chicago Marathon and Marine Corp Marathon my goal is that the money raised will find a cure for Clayton and all of those with Diabetes....... Any amount of sponsorship is greatly appreciated and no amount is too small!!! All sponsorship money is tax deductible.
Thank you…….and it’s only 26.2 miles....twice
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