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.
This is a personal cause as my husband and I have many family members who are fighting or have fought diabetes. My husband's mom is dependent on insulin shots for her life. His uncle has nearly lost his eyesight from diabetes. I had a cousin die at a very young age in childhood from diabetes. I had an uncle die from complications with diabetes. The list goes on. It's personal as we support JDRF in the fight to keep those we love healthy and with us as well as avoid this awful disease ourselves.
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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Dr. Gary Knighton
Mrs. Julie Neeb