I am raising funds for JDRF (Greater New England Chapter)
On April 17th, I will be taking part in 127th Boston Marathon, once more as part of JDRF’s Team to Cure Diabetes. We hope that you will once again join us in supporting our efforts on behalf of JDRF, this year on behalf of my late father-in-law Dr. Gerald Fishbone; my brother-in-law Scott Fishbone; and, of course, our son Harris Wallack. JDRF remains a huge priority for our family. This year we have had reason to reflect deeply on our decades-long involvement. On January 16th, we lost Lisa’s father Dr. Gerald Fishbone, just days short of his 89th birthday. Gerry’s full life was characterized by humility, gentleness and wisdom and he touched countless lives through his mentorship, care and guidance. His impact was felt in countless places and none more than with JDRF, where he exhibited his tenacious commitment to curing T1D. With my mother-in-law Marilyn, the Fishbones were among the founding families of JDRF in the early 1970s, beginning soon after the diagnosis of my brother-in-law and lifelong friend Scott at the age of just 18 months. Gerry devoted over 40 years of volunteer leadership to JDRF, serving as Chairman of JDRF’s International Board from 1983 to 1986 and for decades on JDRF International’s Research Committee. I am so proud to run this year’s marathons in honor of Gerry’s extraordinary legacy at JDRF and for all he did in service of Scott, our son Harris, and the millions of others impacted by T1D. Likewise, now 22 years after Harris’s own T1D diagnosis at the age of 5, we are awed by his commitment to his own care and the care of others with the disease. This past year, Harris was one of the founders of an innovative partnership between JDRF and Jewish Big Brother Big Sister that is pairing T1D Bigs with T1D Littles and providing first-hand guidance, empathy and support to newly diagnosed kids. And, by the way, many of you also know that Harris has a momentous year ahead himself as he soon graduates from Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim Business School and begins his work at EY in their People Advisory Services consulting practice. Most importantly, Harris will marry his wonderful fiancée Casey next spring. We could not be more proud or more thrilled!I’ll keep running for a cure. You’ve probably figured that out by now. If you want to stop getting my annual e-mails, there’s really only one thing for you to do. Keep investing until we put JDRF out of business…by finding a cure for T1D. Do so in honor of my father-in-law Gerry, or for Scott or for Harris, or for those in your own lives whom have been impacted by T1D. Thank you!!!
raised of the $100,000 target