Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
We're taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people's lives until no one has to fear developing this disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and making a donation to JDRF, you'll raise money to help fund critical T1D research and create a world without T1D.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin. 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 only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
The challenge we've set ourselves - to raise money for JDRF and to walk - is modest compared to the daily challenges of life with T1D, which involves a 24/7, unrelenting cycle of blood sugar testing and insulin injections to manage the disease.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? Just click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and start fundraising.
As you all know, Sophie was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in March of this year. Since then, she has had two hospitalizations, numerous doctor visits and I cant begin to estimate how many pricks, pokes and injections. Although she is a very strong young lady and handles this disease with such determination and responsibility it is not without its challenges. There have been many significant advances in research this past year and I feel like we might truly be on the cusp of a cure. As a family, we have decided to join this walk to support Sophie in her disease process and raise money in the hope that she will not battle it for the rest of her life. Please join us on walk day, it is going to be a blast!
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
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Mrs. Lisa Hawes
Ms. Gianna Gallo
Ms. Judy Adkison
Ms. Judy Adkison
The Campbell Family
The Selck Family
The Thompson Family