Dear Friends and Family:
This year, I will be taking part in my 6th 100 mile JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes. This ride is to raise money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.
What a year it has been. Samantha has had some ups and downs with her diabetes this year but, as usual, she has persevered and brought her blood sugars back down to a "good" range. She continues to work hard to bring them to a “great” range.
Thanks to research (which is possible through donations) she is now wearing a new device called a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) along with her pump. This device is helping her to keep a much closer eye on her blood sugars and their fluctuations so that she can make more timely corrections. This helps keep her blood sugars much more stable and the complications of type 1 diabetes at bay.
I will be training for the 100 miles ride, which will be in Wisconsin this year for me on August 17th. Your gift today will propel me toward the finish line. Please donate and help JDRF achieve its goal of a world without T1D.
We know that there are many great charities to choose from and we appreciate the past and future support you have extended to JDRF and us.
Each donation and every dollar will push us closer than ever to a cure. Thank you for your generous support – and helping us find a cure for diabetes.
With so much appreciation,
Julie, Curtis, Samantha and Hilary
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.