Join me in the fight to cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes!
Hello friends! This summer, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Ride to Cure Diabetes, along with hundreds of other riders across the country to improve the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). I have commited to riding 100 miles and to raising $2,000.
Why do I do this? Two years ago, at the age of 11, our daughter Brooke was suddenly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. She was taken to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, where we learned that she will be dependent on insulin for the rest of her life. It has been a struggle to keep her blood sugar at safe, healthy levels, and it can be challenging, complicated, and scary sometimes. But she constantly impresses me with what she has to manage on a daily basis at such a young age.
Now, for the facts part of this page: :-)
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!
Thank you for your support!
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