The Great Diabetes Swim

My name is Marian Cardwell and I'm endeavoring to swim across Lake Michigan in August 2020 for the Chicago Diabetes Project (CDP), a type 1 diabetes research foundation. I'm planning to swim 108 miles from Chicago to Grand Haven, which may take about 70 hours of non-stop swimming and would be the longest unassisted crossing of Lake Michigan. I would love your support! Let's help find a cure for all of those #Type1Tough people out there!

NOTE: "Cellmates on the Run Foundation" is the GoFundMe name for the CDP!

More on the CDP: The CDP is working to make islet cell transplantation a viable treatment option for diabetes. The CDP is a global collaboration of scientists, researchers, physicians and surgeons with one mission: cure diabetes.


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Marian Cardwell 
Oak Park, IL
Cellmates on the Run Foundation 
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