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.
As many of you know my precious grandson, Joshua, was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when he was just 5 years old. This has been not only a life changing event in Joshua's life but also in the lives of his family. My daughter, Jennifer, works very hard to maintain the correct numbers that will help enable Josh to live a long and healthy life while still participating in the the activities little boys love. I pray daily that in my lifetime there will be some kind of cure that will enable hundreds of thousands of children just like our Joshua to return to some sort of normal life, free of the stress that Type I diabetes brings on a daily basis.
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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