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). 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.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. 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.
As you know, my father, Dr. Luis Gonzalez-Mendoza, is a Pediatric Endocrinologist at Miami Children's Hospital who has been working with Type 1 Diabetes for his almost-30 year career. As a result of this, and the years I worked in his office, I have seen how this disease has affected the families that have dealt with their child's diagnosis. In addition, I have several friends who have personally lived with this disease for most of their lives. It is my fervent hope that the hard work of the JDRF will help find a cure.
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.
Please support me and donate to my fundraising campaign. 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!