Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
As many of you know, my son Bailey, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 2012. Since that time I have learned so much about how T1D impacts a child like Bailey's life. For those with T1D it is a life long struggle to continually finger prick, test, and manage insulin levels when eating, exercising, and sometimes sleeping. I have taken it upon myself to become actively involved with the Desert Southwest Chapter of JDRF to do what I can to help find a cure for TID. I continue to be amazed with the projects they are working on and funding. There are a number of advances that are currently in the testing stage. These advances will make huge strides in the management and treatment of TID. And I am committed to help JDRF raise the funds needed to bring about these and other advances.
(For more on these advances follow this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o8cjdv_MXk)
I'll be taking part in this year's Walk 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.
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 Walk 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!
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