Monday, April 4, 2011

happy birthday!

join us on may 15 for the 3rd annual "run the palisades" to benefit the diabetes foundation.  i am re-blogging blogs where i blogged about my dad who is celebrating his birthday today....

thank you to everyone who has contributed to our "run the palisades" to support the diabetes foundation.  I am so proud that we have raised over $1300. as of today, april 4th...   THANK YOU!!

my little superhero who supports me every day when i walk out the door to run...

here is my page if you'd like to check it out...

roberta schmidt, executive director of the foundation, sent out this awesome email:  
(i can't quite get it to fit in the space....) 

thanks, roberta!!!

and then continuing scrolling to another re-blogged blog showing my gold medal for running.....

Diabetes Foundation, Inc.

Nicole gets a hug from her husband after completing the run!

SUNDAY, MAY15, 2011
Cliffside Park High School
7:30 am - Check In &
                 Registration Opens
9:30 am -  Healthy Kids Fun Run/    
                  Health Fair Opens

10:15 am - 5K Run/Walk

11:00 am - Awards

$20 Registration
       (USATF members - $18)
$15 High School Students
$10 Kids Fun Run
Awards in all age categories

healh fair
 in the
Cliffside Park High School Cafeteria
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  Everyone Welcome!

   The Health Fair will provide information and resources for all people and especially those with diabetes. Over 25 million people across the United States are affected by diabetes, 57 million have pre-diabetes. 
  • learn about coping and living with diabetes.
  • hands-on teaching activities 
  • receive guidance and tips on prevention, nutrition, diet plans, exercise ideas
  • opportunities to talk to diabetes specialists and local agencies
  • discussion specific to other common healthcare issues, cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain management, etc.
  • Blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and eye screenings will be available.  

 Nicole Coyle has taken part in our last two races and has just signed up for this year's "Run the Palisades" 5K Run/Walk and Health Fair on Sunday, May 15, 2011.

Until this year, I only knew her as another runner.  This year I watched her enthusiastic start on and knew there was more to this story.  She sent me her blog which she has allowed me to share with you.

Please take the time to read Nicole's blog and see for yourself what an amazing woman she is - determined, dedicated to her family, and full of admiration for her dad who has lost his leg due to diabetes complications. 

I hope you plan to join us and run for someone who is important to you - it's a great day for a great cause. And, tell everyone about our 
Health Fair inside the Cliffiside Park High School Cafeteria - open to everyone whether you are in the race or not! Free screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, eyes and blood sugar will be available.

You can easily register for the race and also get your friends to support you at 
Download a brochure at 
and send in your application.

Teams are welcome, too - a great way to raise more funds for people with diabetes.

Look forward to seeing you! 
 Roberta Schmidt
Executive Director


runners 3


Diabetes Foundation, Inc.
13 Sunflower Avenue
Paramus, NJ  07652

kids run


  1. Great job Nicole!! Might see you tonight at Finnegans - Luke.

  2. I loved that run last year and may be joining you!

  3. thanks luke... and i hope you join us and our team, jen!!

  4. you guys are spectacular!!!!


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