Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
Welcome to Marian Wilkerson's 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. I have quite a few people in my life with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and they face many challenges at managing this 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.
My challenge to myself is not only to compete in a cross country race further than I have ever skied, but also to raise money for the JDRF. I challenge you to support me in this endeavor by donating 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?
Here is a short highlight video from the 2013 Birkie event!
Thank you for your support!