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Join me in the fight to cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes!

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

 As some of you know, on Sept. 27, 2012, our youngest granddaughter Saige (7) was diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes (T1D). I'm sure you can imagine how devastating this news was for all of us.  Although her daddy has T1D, we were all hoping that their children would be spared from this life threating and changing disease. We have seen the struggles that Terry has had to face for the last 25 years and although there has been great strides taken in the last 25 yrs., Saige and other children like her still have a long road ahead of them while dealing with T1D.

  After hearing about the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, Saige was excited to get her own team together for the walk and wanted to include her daddy in her walk. Therefore Jack and I will 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.

We are asking for your support.  Please join our walk and donate to our personal fundraising efforts.  By doing so, you can help us make a difference for millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.

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?

Thank You Ahead of time for your Love and support!

Jack and Pat

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Date and time

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


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