Welcome to my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page!
Imagine having to be hooked up to an insulin pump for the rest of your life....Imagine having to prick your fingers 8-10 times a day to check your blood sugar....Imagine having to count the number of carbohydrates you consume every single day? This is a reality for my 9 year old daughter, Madison who was diagnosted 2 years ago with type 1 diabetes.
Therefore, I’m taking part in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes in Burlington VT July 24-27th, along with hundreds of riders from around the world, to raise money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.
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 and ultimately change the lives of all diabetics like my daughter Madison.
I have been hard at work training and fundraising, and your gift today will propel me toward the finish line. Please donate and help Madison and the 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.