Dear Family and Friends,
On May 4, 2013 our family will be walking in the JDRF "Cowboy Up" to Cure Diabetes in support of our daughter, Ashlynn!
As most of you know, Ashlynn was diagnosed at the age of 6 with type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, which causes the pancreas to stop producing insulin. While the causes are not entirely known, its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it and at present, nothing you can do to get rid of it.....yet. Diabetes carries the constant threat of life-threatening and devastating complications and managing diabetes is a 24 hour/ 7 day a week /365 day job that never stops.
Today Ashlynn is an amazing, kind-hearted 9-year-old little lady managing her diabetes like a pro! We have an incredible support system around us and it is with the help of YOU, our "Army" of friends, family, teachers, nurses and doctors who help Ashlynn every single day and we cannot thank you enough for your support.
We participate in this walk for many reasons. As a family, we promised Ashlynn we would advocate for her until a cure is found. We do this by recruiting walkers to join in our fight to bring awareness to this disease, obtain as many donations as we can for JDRF to help fund research for a cure, educate people on what type 1 diabetes is and most importantly, show Ashlynn she is not in this fight alone, but has an army of soldiers that are marching right alongside her.
We thank you for your continued love, support, friendship and prayers and hope you can join us on walk day. So grab your favorite jeans, flannel t-shirt, cowboy boots and hat and lets "COWBOY UP" to cure diabetes together.
"Ashlynn's Armed Forces"
Torsen, Lisa, Jake and Ashlynn
DATE: May 4, 2013
WALK LOCATION:Ann Morrison Park
REGISTRATION START TIME: 9:30 AM (check-in)
WALK START TIME: 10:30 AM
LENGTH OF WALK: 5K
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