EXETER – Twelve (12) Seacoast residents recently completed the “Reach the Beach” relay to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The fundraising was spearheaded by Sheila Sedler, who was inspired by her family friend Skye who was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes last fall.
Sedler’s Reach the Beach relay team “Girls Gone Running” consists of 12 members from the NH Seacoast area who will run approximately 200 miles in 24 hours. The Reach the Beach (RTB) Relay is the longest distance running relay race in the United States. The RTB Relay event began at Cannon Mountain in Franconia and finishes at Hampton Beach.
Sedler began fundraising last spring and has raised over $6,500 for the JDRF. JDRF is the worldwide leader in funding research to find better treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime. It sets the global agenda for type 1 diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder of and advocate for diabetes science worldwide. To date, JDRF has funded more than $1.5 billion in diabetes research, including nearly $107 million in fiscal year 2010.
Funds are still being raised for this campaign and if you would like to donate, please visit the JDRF fundraising page at: http://jdrfevents.donordrive.com/participant/skye.