Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
As many of you know, my grandaughter Alexis was diagnosed with type 1 (juvenile) diabetes about four years ago, shortly after she turned four years old. She will be insulin-dependent for the rest of her life. Alexis will test her sugar 6-7 times a day, between 2,000 and 2,500 fingerpicks per year.
On October 20th, I'll be taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). The money I raise will help JDRF fund critical research to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until no one has to fear developing the disease.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin - a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
JDRF is the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. This science is complex and costly, and every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
Please support Alexis along with me and donate to my Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?
Thank you for your support!
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