Story

Thank you for taking the time to visit my JDRF donation page!

I have been a musician all my life. In my career as a music therapist, I have had the privilege of working with children and adults who live with many chronic diseases and disabilities, including diabetes. My own family has been touched by several chronic medical conditions as well that, like diabetes, require daily medications and other therapies.

I started running a few years ago as a way to engage in an activity that helps improve my physical and mental health and to set an active example for my four sons. Combining my love of helping others through activities I enjoy, such as music and running, helps me feel like I can make a difference in the lives of those around me.

It is a privilege to run the London Marathon on behalf of JDRF! I am excited to run beside my good friend and Sole Sister Karen Myhre. Karen also is running for JDRF in honor of her sister who has lived with type 1 diabetes for 43 years.

Thank you so much for considering making a donation to JDRF to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes!

I am very grateful for your support as well. Prayers for a safe, fun event for everyone are always appreciated!

Keep Calm and Marathon!

--Natalie Hanson

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Karen and I ran our most difficult marathon to date, but it was the most satisfying as well. We're just so grateful to be healthy, safe finishers! Thank you for helping us raise $12,000 for JDRF in 12 weeks! We are so humbled by your amazing support, prayers, and love. XO Boston!

27/04/13 18:14

Karen and I have the privilege of participating in several interviews regarding running the VLM on behalf of JDRF. Here's a link: http://www.wqow.com/story/21975419/2013/04/14/local-runners-raise-thousands-for-diabetes-research

15/04/13 14:16

Thank you! YOU did it!! You helped me reach my fundraising goal. Please keep the donations rolling in -- every penny goes to helping find a cure for type 1 diabetes:) XO

08/04/13 23:02

Thank you to everyone for your well-wishes, prayers, and encouragement for my London Marathon adventure! I am also grateful for and humbled by your generous financial support to JDRF via online and check donations! Have a beautiful, blessed day and lovely Easter! xo

29/03/13 17:30

We just launched the "Karen-Natalie London Marathon" team page! Now you can access our individual stories and fundraising goals in one location!

13/02/13 03:52

Raising money for

JDRF

JDRF

Charity Registration No. 295716

JDRF is the world's leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research and raise money to drive world class research. We aim to find new ways to treat type 1 diabetes and its complications, prevent type 1 from developing and find the cure for people who already have the condition.

Donations 57

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We are so excited for you!!

Donation by Anne and Chris Lindahl on 26/04/13

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You are both an inspiration to us all!

Donation by Rose Wiechmann on 22/04/13

$50.00

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Enjoy your adventure! What an inspiration you both have been. Run strong--we are cheering for you.

Donation by Jennifer Junker on 17/04/13

$50.00

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Bon Voyage! Race like the wind! Have a great time! You've trained hard now have some FUN and enjoy the ADVENTURE! With much love from me and my boys.

Donation by Lisa Bogart on 17/04/13

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You and Karen are an inspiration!!! Wishing you both a blessed and successful trip and race. Enjoy, safe travels, we'll be thinking of you!

Donation by Ted and Denise Theyerl on 17/04/13

$100.00

Donation by Amy Mettler Knepper on 17/04/13

$50.00

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2 amazing women you are! I am so excited for you both! The Silpada Fundraiser was so much fun to boot! Happy to donate to this very deserving cause!

Donation by Rosalie Bensen/Silpada Designs Ind. Rep. on 15/04/13

$475.00

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Good Luck Natalie and have a wonderful time!

Donation by Angie Nijhawan on 15/04/13

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Natalie (my friend and Sole Sister)! So super proud of your efforts...as always! Have an incredible time finishing your London journey!

Donation by Jill Fletcher on 12/04/13

Donation by Sue Carmody on 12/04/13

$30.00

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All the best, Nat! Pip pip, tally ho, and give my regards to the Queen! Run fast and celebrate hard!

Donation by Jennifer Severin on 10/04/13

$100.00

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Best of luck to the Sole sisters Natalie and Karen!! Its been fun training with you. Have a safe trip.

Donation by Brenda Gyorfi on 09/04/13

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Congratulations! Best Wishes for a safe and inspiring journey! Can't wait till the "after stories"!

Donation by Christy Brickner on 05/04/13

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Go Girl! Hats off to both you and Karen and have a great time!

Donation by Patty Horecki on 03/04/13

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I'm so proud of you for doing this. Have a great time.

Donation by Jenna Southard on 01/04/13

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Good Luck Natalie!! Thank you for supporting just a great cause... so near and dear to my heart!!

Donation by Michelle Saffert on 01/04/13

$30.00

Donation by Amy Rantala on 01/04/13

$30.00

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Donation by Denise Pauley on 31/03/13

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Good Luck Natalie!!! So proud of you and all your hard work! Very inspiring! xoxo

Donation by Ann Stien on 31/03/13

$100.00

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Go Nat! That is amazing that you get to go and do something you love while helping someone else in need. You Go Girl! :)

Donation by Pam Thatcher on 31/03/13

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You Rock!!!! You are an inspiration to us and we wish you feet as nimble as Rachmaninoff's fingers!

Donation by Allison and Phil Ostrander on 31/03/13

$30.00

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To paraphrase the immortal words of A Flock of Seagulls, "And you'll run, you'll run so far away..." I wish you strong legs and a grand adventure!

Donation by Jennifer Horn-Frasier on 31/03/13

$50.00

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Donation by Tammy Schofield on 30/03/13

$50.00

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Hey Sole Sisters (Natalie & Karen), we wish you the best of luck. God's speed and enjoy the run! Your sole sister (&brother).

Donation by C&MK Walters on 30/03/13

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Good Luck! We are so proud of you. XOXO

Donation by Courtney, Scott, Noah, & Charlie on 30/03/13

$20.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations$3,840.00
  • Offline donations$1,250.00
  • Text donations$0.00
  • Total raised$5,090.00
  • Gift Aid$0.00

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