I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in May of 2000. I didn't know it at the time, but my life was changed forever that day. I now wear an insulin pump and prick my finger to test my blood sugar upwards of 8 times a day. Fortunately, with the continued support of my amazing husband, family, and friends, I have been able to live a nearly normal life with diabetes for nearly 13 years.
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a number that is growing each and every day. Many people believe insulin is a cure, but it is not. I am committed to JDRF, the leading global organization focused on T1D research. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating and preventing T1D.
More than 80% of what JDRF spends goes directly to research and research related education, which is among the highest percentages for charities nationwide. Since it's founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.7 billion to T1D research, including $110 million in 2012 alone.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Together, we can make the cure a reality! Please consider donating whatever you can to help me reach my fundraising goals and support JDRF; $5, $10, $50 - it all helps! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to support this cause that is near to my heart.
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