Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
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.
I am walking in support of Jillian Franke, the daughter of Roger & Carol Ann Franke. Jillian was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 4. Several years ago, her parents participated in this annual walk and recruited myself and several others to raise money and awareness of this disease. Jillian has had to learn how to monitor her foods and insulin intake since she was diaganosed and well as her family. The Franke's recently relocated to Louisiana and I want to keep our annual tradition going on behalf of Jillian!!
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.
Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?
Thank you for your support!
If you think this page contains objectionable content, please inform the system administrator.