Join me in the fight to cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes!
Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page! I'll be taking part in this year?s Walk to raise funds to improve the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). If you ask people with T1D, they will tell you it is difficult and life threatening. And they know it never goes away.
I am asking for your support. Please donate to my personal fundraising efforts. By doing so, you can help me make a difference for millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.
For those that may not know, our team name is Brown Bears Walking For a Cure. We are walking on behalf of my daughter, Xoe and my husband, Brandon. Both have Type 1 diabetes. Brandon was diagnosed at age 19 and Xoe was diagnosed the night before she turned 7. They each take four or more shots every day and have to prick their fingers to test their levels many times throughout the day. This is a scary, tiring, painful, expensive, draining, and frustrating disease that is part of every hour of every day of their lives. We look so forward to a cure, but also welcome the advancements being made in treatment and care.
Did you know that:
T1D is an autoimmune disease that comes on suddenly and strikes both children and adults at any age?
T1D has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle?
Those living with T1D must carefully balance insulin doses with eating and daily activities throughout the day and night?
Those living with T1D must test their blood sugar by pricking their fingers for blood 6 or more times a day?
As the leader of the type 1 diabetes community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat and prevent T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible?