Team Ian





  • Ian McKinney

    Ian McKinney

We will turn Type One into Type None

Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Team Page! †

My name is Ian McKinney and I am 11 years old. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 7. I will be joining the Walk to Cure Diabetes in Des Moines, Iowa on February 16th because I would like to find a cure for this disease. To me, a cure for type 1 diabetes would mean a better life for me. I would no longer have to rely on insulin injections, infusions and finger prick blood tests as a form of life support. After all, without them I would die in a matter of a few days. I would no longer need to be transported by life flight to Blank Children?s Hospital in Des Moines for extended hospitalizations. I would not have to fear the side effects that this disease will endure on my body and organs over time. And most of all just living a life free of this disease and increasing the longevity of my life by 15+ years.

My family and I†are taking steps to help JDRF achieve its goal of improving the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. By joining our Walk Team and/or making a donation, you will be helping us to raise funds to directly support research with the greatest potential to conquer this disease.

We are motivated by the courage and perseverance of those facing the everyday challenges of type 1 diabetes - they are the reason we challenge ourselves to give more, to do more, to achieve more. We challenge ourselves to make a real difference in the lives of those with T1D. †

Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? All we need you to do is click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and begin fundraising. It?s simple, fast, and fun!

Thank you for your support, and we?ll see you on Walk day!

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Date and time

February 16, 2013
Check-in: 8:00 AM
Starts: 8:30 AM
Length of walk: 2 miles


Downtown Des Moines Marriott
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309



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