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Here's what Carly has already accomplished:
If Carly meets her fundraising goal this year, she will have raised $45,000 in the fight to cure diabetes!
Carly says that as a young athlete, she tries to set a healthy example for others. “You can do it and don’t be afraid...I just watch my blood sugar, and I test to make sure it’s OK. [Exercise] is good for your blood sugar, and it’s really fun.”
Carly wants people to know - and especially kids - that having diabetes doesn't mean you can't be a regular kid. In addition to swimming, she also does gymnastics, rides horses, and loves to paint. Why Swimming? Because it exercises every muscle in your body, and is one of the best ways to lower blood sugar.
"Click to watch Carly videos"
Cable News Network (CNN). Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a Pennsylvania girl who swims to raise money for diabetes research. Aired September 3, 4, 6, 2014.
WFMZ-TV (Allentown, PA) story about Carly. Aired September 3, 2014. Story is posted on the WFMZ website here.
Morning Call coverage of Carly's 2013 swim marathon with Olympic Silver Medalist Kristy Kowal is on the Mcall site here.
In the video below, Rhonda Heier of the American Diabetes Association Lehigh Valley, talks with Carly about all of the gear and apps she uses to monitor her blood glucose level.
In this video, Rhonda talks with Carly about her heroes, what she does in her spare time, how she manages her Type 1 diabetes, and her upcoming fundraising events.
Listen to Carly's interview with WAEB-AM's Bobby Gunther Walsh
Read Lehigh Valley and national press about Carly
Cable News Network (CNN). Aired September 3, 4, 6, 2014.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a Pennsylvania girl who swims to raise money for diabetes research. Watch video on CNN website.
Morning Call online, September 3, 2014:
Carly Lenett, the amazing 9-year-old from Lower Macungie Township who is planning another 3-mile swim marathon on Sept. 20 at Emmaus High School, was recently interviewed by CNN and will be featured on the all-news network in the 8 a.m. hour and in the noon hour on Wednesday. Read more.
LehighValleyLive, September 3, 2014
A Lehigh County girl preparing a 3-mile swim to raise money for diabetes research will be featured this morning on CNN. Read more.
WFMZ-TV, Channel 69, September 3, 2014 (with video)
Her motto is: "Life is tough, but I am tougher". “I want a cure where I don’t have to wear anything on me or test myself at all,” Lenett says.“Just like eating a magic Skittle or something!”
Mitch Lenett, Carly's father and a fellow Type 1 diabetic, says his daughter inspires him - “She’s got such a strong will,” he says. “She’s so little and cute and has this little voice, but a heart like a lion.”
Carly's upcoming fundraising events
√ Completed: September 14, 2014 @ Coca-Cola Park, Allentown
Carly's Run, part of the iRunPigs 5K
√ Completed: September 20, 2014 @ Emmaus High School
Carly intends to swim 188 laps and raise $15,000. In 2013 she swam 110 laps. (1.5 miles+)
√ Completed: October 4, 2014 @ CocaCola Park (IronPigs stadium)
2014 Step Out Lehigh Valley: Walk To Stop Diabetes (PA Foot and Ankle Associates is the Memory Mile sponsor for the walk)
Will you help Carly in her fundraising goal of $25,000? Click here to donate now.