Once again this year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes on Oct. 14 at Six Flags New England, joining the one-half million other walkers across the country this fall, as wework together to try to reach our goal of raising $89 million for research into the causes and possible cures for type 1, or juvenile, diabetes.
As many of you already know my son, Evan, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in July of 2011, and John and I are in our first year ofl learning how to be the family support team for a growing, soon-to-be-a- teenage boy who is T1D.
Some days, it isn't easy.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a lifelong, often devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children just like Evan.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!
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Jim & Jamie Gil