Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!

Welcome to my personal Team JDRF to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!

I have joined Team JDRF to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). As you know, i have been a member of JDRF for years as I have diabetes myself since age 5 and now work as a nurse practitioner caring cor children and families living with the disease.  The money I raise will help JDRF fund critical research to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until no one has to fear developing the disease.

Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.

Personally my life wouldn't be the same without having diabetes.  It's such a HUGE & IMPORTANT part of my life that I manage habitually - and I actually don't mind having it.  But I know from my childhood life it was quite difficult to manage.  Despite technology improvements there are still millions of tasks children and parents must worry about daily to stay healthy.  It's not fair!

JDRF is the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. This science is complex and costly, and every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.  Recently I met with one of the researchers at the hospital and learned eye-opening information about what's being studied to either prevent the onset or cure diabetes once it has developed.  It really excites me to know where my donated money is going and how it has advanced our knowledge.  

Please support me in my challenge to run another marathon!  I have run a few half marathons since becoming a mommy but my last marathon was in 2008!  I'm nervous and super excited to be a part of this team!  Please donate to my fundraising campaign and show your support for my work and passion.  Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?

Thank you for your support!