My name is Ian Brohm, and I am an alumni of Hopkinton High School class of 2010. I am honored to be running in the 2023 Boston Marathon for Joslin Diabetes Center (Team Joslin). My goal is to raise $10,000 and spread awareness for a disease that affects millions of people around the world.
This will be my first time running the Boston Marathon and I couldn’t be happier that I was accepted to run for Team Joslin. Joslin Diabetes Center is a world-renowned diabetes research and care institution that has been delivering aid to those affected by diabetes for over 120 years and is an organization that has become very close to my heart.
My girlfriend, Kelsey, was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at just 6 years old and has been going to Joslin ever since. Joslin has helped her and her family, and many others like them, navigate the unknown path that comes with the life changing diagnosis of diabetes. Each day I see firsthand how mundane tasks that many people take for granted become priorities for those living with diabetes. Every meal, exercise regimen, and many other routine tasks need to be accounted for in order to keep blood sugar levels at normal levels. With the help and support that Joslin provides, people living with diabetes can live normal lives.
This is a link to my donation page which includes a more in-depth story as to why Team Joslin means so much to me and why I am proud to be running for a great team and organization. 100% of donations to my page go to Joslin Diabetes Center to fund research and provide care to those affected by diabetes.
Thank you for supporting me, Hopkinton!