Help me raise awareness about Type 1 Diabetes?

Howdy, and welcome to my Team JDRF personal fundraising page for the upcoming 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon weekend!

In January 2013 I completed the Walt Disney World Marathon, and have decided to join Team JDRF at the 2014 Walt Disney World Half Marathon to raise funds and awareness for people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). You may not have known it, but T1D affects my life on a daily basis through people that I love and care for.

The money I raise by participating in this half marathon 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.

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!

-Roberto