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Join me in turning Type One into Type None!

    Welcome to my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page!  

    Wow... I can't believe this will be my third time participating in the event! I am both excited and anxious about the coming ride as I know how emotional, challenging and invigorating this event is!

    This year I am taking part in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, along with hundreds of riders from around the world, to raise money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. My goal is to actually finish the ride this year! I'm going to adopt my husband's philosophy... slow and steady!

    I was introduced to JDRF by David Cramer five years ago and was concerned about participating in the ride because I am not a cyclist. And although that would certainly help in completing the ride --- I learned after the first year that I rode, that the main reason we are out there is to promote awareness to find a cure for Type One diabetes. It has made be aware and eager to support the cause. See some of the statistics below and help me raise funds to find a cure! 

    Did you know T1D:

    - Strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. 

    - Occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Insulin is essential to turning food into energy. 

     - Requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.

    JDRF is working every day to change this. And every dollar I raise helps them continue to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community until a cure is found. 

    I have been hard at work training and fundraising, and your gift today will propel me toward the finish line. Please donate and help JDRF achieve its goal of a world without T1D. 

    Please check back to view my fundraising progress as my Ride weekend approaches. Thank you for your support.

    All the best!

     

    Melissa Jankowski

     

     

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