Jessica Olson





Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!

Welcome to my JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes personal fundraising page!

A quick update!  We have increased our goal to $1200 due to the amazing and generous donations we have already seen for Team Kara!  Thank you thank you to everyone!!  I'm hoping we can increase the goal again soon!  :)  Also - if you want to take a look at Kara's JDRF video, here's the link:

My family is joining this year's Walk to raise funds to improve the lives of millions of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The money we raise will help JDRF advance its strategic research plan to end T1D.

Our 4-year old daughter Kara was diagnosed with T1D in December, 2013, and our life has not been the same since.  It's not her fault and she didn't ask for this, but she will have to live with it until a cure is found. 

T1D is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, which the body needs to get energy from food. Managing the disease requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.

JDRF is working every day to change that. And, as the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research, every dollar JDRF directs toward its research plan comes from donors like you.

Please support my commitment and donate to my Walk fundraising efforts today. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease.

Thank you for your support!

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Date and time

May 10, 2014
Registration: 8:00 AM
Starts: 10:00 AM
Length of walk: 2 miles


NewBo-Czech Village
9th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401



AnnElise Walsh
(319) 393-3850

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