Kennedy Canzoneri of West Chester will forever be remembered as a beautiful young lady, beloved daughter, avidly involved student, giving friend, and passionate athlete. On the outside Kennedy radiated positive energy and appreciation for every inch of life; however, on the inside she battled Type 1 Diabetes. On September 5, 2011, at just fourteen years of age, Kennedy succumbed to complications of her disease. She left behind a mass of family and friends who would forever remember the lasting impact she had made on their lives.
Over the past year, we have honored Kennedy with the 1st Annual " Party for a Purpose" and the 1st Annual Kennedy Marie Canzoneri Swimming Invitational. Team Kencanz is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of patients living with diabetes in Chester County.
We ask you to join us this year at the Parkway Dash 4 Diabetes on April 6th and help us honor the life and memory of Kennedy Canzoneri. Every year approximately 25.6 million adolescents under the age of twenty are diagnosed with type-one diabetes (previously referred to as juvenile-onset diabetes), and this number continues to annually rise.
Exercise is key to one's health whether diagnosed with diabetes or not, and apart from its general benefits of uplifting your mood and inspiring better self-care it plays a vital role in lowering blood sugar levels and keeping them within target range. Become a part of "Team Kennedy" by running or walking alongside us on April 6th and help us provide lifesaving education and support through the Diabetes Self-Management Program at The Chester County Hospital and Health System.
For your life, for your health, for Kennedy - take a step in the right direction.
Mary Patricia Kennedy
Last Updated: 2/21/2013