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Karen Myhre

Karen's London Marathon Page

running the London Marathon for JDRF because JDRF funds life-changing research worldwide.

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JDRF

We fund research into type 1 diabetes to find a cure for type 1 diabetes

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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.

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  • The first marathon in 2009, Edinburgh
  • Getting crazy after Whistlestop Half
  • My sister Jill and her family +3

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