As many of you know, my son Dominic was diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes in December 2011. He was seven. We went from a family that knew little to nothing of Type 1 Diabetes to a family struggling to understand and manage this life altering disease. Although it's been trying at times, Dominic manages his diabetes with a tremendous amount of grace and humor. He wants nothing more than to find a cure. That is why we will walk on Sunday, October 20.
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.
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!
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Abbie von Schlegell
Castle Investment Advisors
Company McCormick, Murtagh & Marcus
David & Terrie Comalli
John Enright & Denise Grady
John F. Downing
JSP Land Development
Mr. Don Bernard
Mr. Matthew J Scarafoni
Mrs. Deanna Scalise
Mrs. Lisa Kohler
Ms. Tonia L Scalise
Salco Construction Co., Inc.
Sophia, Philip, Isabella and Andrew Scalise
Stacey & Allen
The Strassell Family
Tony Dos Santos
W.E. Williams Paving, Inc.