Welcome to my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page!
I’m 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.
When Henry was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2003 at the age of ten, we felt scared and helpless. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation became our lifeline. From the Bag of Hope to the support group to the "greatest group of people you wish you'd never met," JDRF provided us with information, support, and hope. Hope for a cure. Since 2003 we've been raising money to fund research to find a cure through our participation in the Walk to Cure Diabetes and the Ride to Cure Diabetes. Team Ilnicky has raised over $85,000 for research and we can't stop there!
Henry will never outgrow diabetes. Unless a cure is found, his life will always be filled with finger sticks, injections, and the fear of looming complications like heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, nerve damage and blindness.
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.
We've been humbled over the years by the support of our family and friends and hope that you will consider donating again this year.
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.
With warmest thanks,
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David and Linda Crump
Fabio Saturni and Jennefer Garcia
Mrs. Helen M Ilnicky