Paul JDRF Australia
JDRF Australia

My Story

One week to go and so much more we could do. I have exceeded my fundraising target but it doesn't have to stop here. I will be about 20km short of 1500km in training for this marathon. 1500 will tick over at the half way mark in the marathon and I will have a tally of about 1520km at the finish line. Any support offered now just takes my target into bonus territory. to all those who have so so generously supported me to date a HUGE THANK YOU.None of this would have happened without this support.

This year I am running my 5th Boston Marathon and I would like to help this research fund whilst I strive for my own goals.
In November last year Charlie Schultz, the son of my friends Alicia and Josh, turned 2 years old, a week prior to this birthday Charlie was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, there is no family history of diabetes and no apparent cause, but for his 2nd birthday that is what he got. With NO CURE for diabetes this is something he will have for all his future birthdays. A lifetime of checking levels and administering Insulin to maintain his levels, something most of us never have to consider.
So what am I doing, in excess of 75km every week since November. That is 5 sessions a week, with a 2.5hr long run on Sundays. My goal is a sub 3hr 15min finish which will be a PB by more than 6 minutes. How can you help? Donate to JDRF to support my parallel goal of $4219.50 for this worthwhile cause.(That is just 10cents for each Marathon metre)
I want to support JDRF because they accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications. There is currently no cure, and no way of preventing T1D, which is why I want to take action.

Six Australians every day receive the life-changing news that they have type 1 diabetes, most of them children.

Your kind donation ensures that we can provide the best research outcomes for the T1D community in Australia. The more people that know about JDRF, the greater the impact, so please help me by spreading the word and sharing my page with your friends and family. Let’s turn Type One into Type None.

Thank You

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Paul's Boston Marathon

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