Once again, Sue and I will be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country. We're getting a very late start this year...the Walk is just 2 days away... but it is no reflection on our continued commitment to JDRF. Our team goal is $2000.
As the largest charitable funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $530 million in scientific research in 17 countries. More than 80% of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education. In 2012, Forbes magazine named JDRF one of its five All-Star charities, citing the organization's effeciency and effectiveness.
Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults--approximately 80 people per day--are diagnosed with T1D in the United States. The rate of T1D incidence among children under the age of 14 is estimated to increase by 3% annually worldwide.
What would a cure mean to Rob and the millions of people with T1D? A cure would mean no more pricking fingers for blood sugar testing several times a day, no more blood sugar fluctuations, more injections or insulin pumps, and no more counting carbohydrates when eating. More importantly, it would mean no more fear of blindness, kidney disease, heart disease, or nerve damage which can result in amputation.
Please consider making a donation to Robert's Crew. Donations will be accepted through November and are tax-deductable. They may be made online or by check (made out to JDRF and mailed to my home address). Your support will help us and JDRF to turn TYPE ONE into TYPE NONE!
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Mr. Alan G Macdonald
Paul And Andrea Pohl