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As many of you know, in February of 1990, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes - aka - Juvenile Diabetes. This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $89 million to support research for a cure.
Type 1 Diabetes is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children. It is a condition that impacts a person's daily life and, left uncontrolled, can be fatal.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure. To give you an example, when I was first diagnosed, I was challenged with up to 3-4 insulin injections every day...thanks to the technological advances resulting from diabetes research, I was able to transition to an insulin pump 12 years ago and am now able to manage my insulin/blood sugar levels with only one injection every 3 - 5 days!!! To me, that kind of advancement is priceless...but more can be done. We need to find a cure!
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Join our team - the Sweet Dreams Team - and walk on November 3rd at Tempe Town Lake supporting this necessary effort. If you are unable to walk with us but would like to make a contribution, you may do so as well. Together, we can make a cure, reality!
Thank you so much for your support.
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GO Melanie GO!!!!
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