Marilyn Koehler





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Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!

i have had diabetes since i was 4 years old, everyday of my life i work as hard as i can to be as healthy as possible, some days are harder than others but i have always been a fighter and i always will be, as of right now i am taking several shots on a daily basis and soon to be on the insulin pump, which i am super excited for! i would like to ask any of you that have just any spare change or just to join me and my team and give me the support that i am ever so grateful for! i am so excited to take a stand and do this walk, not only for myself but for every other fighter out there dealing with type one diabetes! thank you all so much for the support that keeps me going! and a special thanks to my mom for being so strong while i was little, my fiancé for dealing with me and an adult and the rest of my family for always being there and knowing what to do when i need them the most too!

Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page! 

I'll be taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). The money I raise will help JDRF fund critical research to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until no one has to fear developing the disease.

Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin - a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.

JDRF is the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. This science is complex and costly, and every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.

Please support me and donate to my Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?

Thank you for your support!


Date and time

October 5, 2014
Check-in: 8:30 AM
Starts: 9:30 AM
Length of walk: 5K (3.1 Miles)


Montrose Avenue and the Lake
W. Montrose Ave. and Simonds Drive
Chicago, IL 60640



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