Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
We're taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people's lives until no one has to fear developing this disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and making a donation to JDRF, you'll raise money to help fund critical T1D research and create a world without T1D.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
I was diagnosed with T1D August 2007 at the age of 18. While diabetes IS a managable disease, it is very daunting and difficult at first. I was distraught, discouraged, and most of all scared. Six years later, it has gotten better. With the help of my amazing doctors my A1C is the best it's ever been and in a completely normal range. Being diagnosed was definitely very life altering, but with my family and friends support I have overcome all obstacles. I have faith that one day there will be a cure and no one will ever have to go through what me and so many others go through.
I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Jack August 9, 2013. Being a Type 1 diabetic Jack does have a 1 in 25 chance of developing diabetes in his lifetime. This is why I chose to do this walk. Not only for me, but for Jack. To help find a cure if in case one day my sweet boy does have the misfortunate of being diagnosed with TD1.
JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
The challenge we've set ourselves - to raise money for JDRF and to walk - is modest compared to the daily challenges of life with T1D, which involves a 24/7, unrelenting cycle of blood sugar testing and insulin injections to manage the disease.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? Just click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and start fundraising.
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
Stefanie, Kevin, and baby Jack
|Denotes a Team Captain|
DadO and Nonie for JACK
Federal Union of Cole and Kenny Everyday Ragers
Miss Ashley Zaccagnini
Mr. Benjamin A Hurwitz
Mr. John Lloyd
Mrs. Jamie Walter
Mrs. Margaret Lloyd
Ms. Lisa Paige
Ms. Sydney Larkin Sobol