Hello! This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Ride to Cure Diabetes, along with hundreds of other riders across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising millions of dollars.
I am riding for my twins, Megan and Trevor, who both have type 1 diabetes. Megan was diagnosed when she was 9 years old and Trevor was diagnosed five years later, at 14. They impress me everyday with the way they manage this challenging and complicated disease as busy college students. This past October was Megan's 10th year of living with diabetes. Our hope is that sometime in the next 10 years a cure will be found!
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) strikes both children and adults at any age. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications.
As the leader of the T1D community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat, and prevent T1D. In this role, JDRF has funded more than $1.6 billion in diabetes research since its founding in 1970, and has meaningfully advanced the T1D scientific frontier and the management of this disease.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!
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