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. I'm also riding to honor the memory of Amanda Rebello, a young lady with Type I diabetes who passed away in 2013. I also ride to support a co worker and several friends who have children with Type 1. As an occupational therapist working in skilled nursing facilities and rehab centers, I've worked with many adults who have dealt with Type 1 their entire lives. I've witnessed the daily struggle as they balance diet, exercise and insulin to keep them healthy and alive. Every day, I work with people who have suffered life-altering strokes, kidney failure and heart attacks as a result of type 1 diabetes. I want to put an end to type 1 and am doing my part to raise money to end this dreadful disease.
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.
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.
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