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Mrs. Shannon Walent
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Goal: $2,250.00
Achieved: $2,526.00

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UPDATE: THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!  I WILL BE IN TOUCH AFTER THE RACE ON OCTOBER 26, 2014!!

 

This October I will be running in the Marine Corps Marathon. I have also taken on the added challenge of raising money for vital diabetes research. Please support me in my efforts to run 26.2 miles for a cause that means so much to me. Diabetes has touched my life in a few different ways. My brother-in-law was diagnosed at age 11 and my niece at age 3. Then nine months ago, a close friend's son was diagnosed with Type 1. I have seen first hand the turmoil this can cause a family, but I have also been inspired by two couragous kids that deal with this every minute of every day...and with a smile! Diabetes does not discriminate and can occur at any age--a long time family friend of ours was diagnosed in his 30's. 

Diabetes is one of the most common and serious chronic diseases in the United States. The incidence of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes is rapidly increasing. 26 million Americans have diabetes, and 1 million more are diagnosed every year. This includes 15,000 children who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes each year.

You can help!

All of the money I raise for the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation will fund research to prevent, treat, and cure diabetes. Every dollar counts so please donate what you can. Together, we can make a difference.

I realize there are many worthy charities, so if donating to diabetes research is not possible, I understand. Thank you for considering this one. If you know someone that might be interested in donating to this cause, please feel free to forward my email. 

Thanks so much for your support and encouragement! I look forward to running. Let's hope there is a cure right around the corner.

 

Love,

Shannon 

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