Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

My sister has had type 1 diabetes for 43 years.  Over the course of my lifetime, I have seen firsthand the amazing changes that have happened through research for this disease.  JDRF has been a major part of funding this research.  From crude blood sugar testing and awkward insulin dosing in the 1960s to now a continuous glucose monitor and an insulin pump, my sister has benefitted every step of the way from JDRF.  I would like to JDRF to continue helping people just like my sister for years to come.

Runners are generous people.  They also know persistence, perseverence and patience.  Over the course of many races: 5-Ks, half marathons and marathons, I have seen many runners raise money for charity to finally culminate in the race.  My goal was to run for charity at some point and when the opportunity to run the London Marathon for JDRF came along, I couldn't pass up marrying two things near to my heart.  

As a pediatrician, I tell new diabetics that they can live long and healthy lives with this disease.  It is no longer a death sentence.

Please know that your donation goes right to JDRF and not to my expenses.  Though it is through the U.K. chapter because of the marathon being in London, this donation funds research worldwide.  

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.  JDRF reports to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service using form 990 under the tax identification number 23-1907729.  JDRF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation.  All donations to JDRF are tax-deductible.

THANK YOU for taking time to consider a donation to JDRF on my behalf...and for diabetics around the world.

Updates 5

Let's make it to 200%!! Team JDRF has raised over $121,000 thus far as part of the London Marathon. YOU are a big part of that. Way to go!!

23/03/13 11:17

THANK YOU to Midwest Dental, Dr. Mindy and Mr. Dave Rosenberger, Dr. John and Mrs. Judy Layde, Dr. Jim and Mrs. Sue Haigh, Dr. Natasa and Mr. Sdrjan Milosavljevic for their off line donations.

23/03/13 11:15

THANK YOU AGAIN for your kindness and generosity!

27/02/13 02:27

LET'S KEEP IT GOING FOR JDRF! Let's see if we can keep up our support for the great work JDRF does. Though the initial goal is met, please still donate to help further research, care and cure of Type 1 Diabetes!

21/02/13 02:31

WOW! I can't thank everyone enough. I am so blessed with such kind and generous friends and colleagues. I am truly humbled.

20/02/13 02:15

Raising money for



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.

Raising money for

Run by JDRF

Charity Registration No. 295716

Donations 87

Cannot think of a better cause to run for. I know JDRF appreciates your effort and the money will benefit many.

Donation by Justin and Jill Graff on 15/06/13


Thanks for doing this, Karen. Hope you had a great time in London.

Donation by Mark Attermeier on 14/05/13


Where's the palace?! I love you, my Sole Sister! XOXO

Donation by Natalie Hanson on 27/04/13

Sandy and I will miss you, Kirk and the kids. Thank you for all your kindness. Run well!!

Donation by david Nelson on 17/04/13


Hello Karen, Run like the wind and stay safe.

Donation by Kikelomo Babata on 17/04/13


Have a great run! Run like the wind......

Donation by Nancy and Skyler Hicks on 17/04/13

Great job Dr. Myhre!!!!

Donation by Kristine Svendsen on 17/04/13


Donation by Michelle Burgraff on 17/04/13


Good Luck with your Run and we will be thinking of you! We will pray for your safety as well as all the other runners.

Donation by Team Hudacek on 16/04/13


Have a great run. My knees are jealous that they will NEVER be able to do it. Stay safe.

Donation by Sue Rowe on 16/04/13

Good Luck Karen, You are my hero. I could never run that far.

Donation by Adela Taylor on 16/04/13

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


Have a great time on your trip.

Donation by John and Barbara Joyce on 15/04/13


Good luck on the race! We'll be cheering for you!!!!

Donation by Ali and Dan Rouse on 15/04/13


You're the best!

Donation by Paul Horvath & Megan Bayrd on 13/04/13

Karen!!!! What an amazing woman, friend, and Sole Sister you are! I am so proud of and happy for you! Celebrate the finish line! :)

Donation by Jill Fletcher on 12/04/13

Best of Luck Karen!

Donation by Vinay and Angie Nijhawan on 04/04/13


Donation by jim and Joann Miettunen on 03/04/13

Run like Forest!!! Good Luck on your run.

Donation by Vien and Aleen on 28/03/13

Best of luck with the run!! Have fun and wonderful cause!

Donation by jane byrd on 27/03/13

We wish you all the best for your run. You can be very proud of this accomplishment.

Donation by Hugh & Marcia Crane on 23/03/13

Good luck and have fun in London!

Donation by Jennifer and Troy Robey on 14/03/13

We love you and wish you a great run for a good cause.

Donation by Mom and Dad on 14/03/13


You are an inspiration! God bless you as you travel and run for your sister and many like her.

Donation by Kristin Gerry on 11/03/13

We are cheering for you!

Donation by Jen Bantz & Steve Pongonis on 08/03/13

Donation summary

  • * Online donations$6,587.23
  • Offline donations$475.00
  • Text donations$0.00
  • Total raised$7,062.23
  • Gift Aid$0.00

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