A word from our Team Captain, Michael Graham:
I am doing my Bar Mitzvah project to raise money to find a cure for diabetes. The reason I am doing this project is for my Uncle Mickey, my namesake. He was diagnosed with the disease when he was just a two years old, which was complicated by blood clots and celiac disease. He wasn’t supposed to live past age eight but he beat the odds. He got married and operated many successful small businesses. He had a really tough life always having to manage his blood sugar and going in and out of the hospital when he was young. I never met him because he died a year before I was born. I’ve always heard about how awesome he was but the most important thing about him was that he never complained. Now that you’ve heard about him, you have a good sense of why I chose this for my Bar Mitzvah project. I am ecstatic to support this cause in Uncle Mickey's name and I know he is looking down with nothing but joy and pride in his heart.
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.
- Michael Graham
About Type 1 Diabetes
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.
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
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