Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page! This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country.
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
My stepson Justin was diagnosed with this disease on July 6, 2011. He had not been himself, so we took him to the Doctor and his blood glucose reading was 442. He was immediately admitted to the hospital for emergency treatment, and his very first morning he was given a backpack full of books, supplies and his very first blood glucose monitor. It even had a little bear named Rufus, the bear with diabetes. This backpack was provided by JDRF, and I decided right then that I would support them in any way that I could. I am asking for your help. Please support me as I walk for JDRF on behalf of my stepson, Justin. JDRF made such a difference for him, please help us to give back so that other children can receive the same wonderful care at such a difficult time in their lives.