#WhyIRun – Ackerman Sisters, 2019 Team JDRF

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Meet Samantha and Dani Ackerman from Nesconset, NY – two sisters running the 2019 TCS NYC Marathon with Team JDRF for the first time!

Have You Run with Team JDRF Before?
Samantha ran the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon with Team JDRF, and both have participated in the JDRF One Walk.

Who Do You Run For?
“We run for our three cousins Connie, Maria and Rose!” All three cousins have T1D!

What Are You Most Excited About?
“We are looking forward to completing our first full marathon with thousands of other runners. We are so excited to have this opportunity as well as raise money and awareness for a disease that affects so many.”

JDRF NYC/LI is excited to see the Ackerman Sisters complete the race, and to join them on their first fundraiser – The Ackerman Sisters 5k Run/Walk in Smithtown.