Join me in the fight to cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes!

    Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!  I'll be taking part in this year’s Walk to raise funds to improve the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D).  If you ask people with T1D, they will tell you it is difficult and life threatening.  And they know it never goes away.

    My family and I walked in 2012, raising nearly $4,000. It was an experience we will never forget. This year, we are excited to walk again! You can help us make a difference! 

    Did you know that:

    • T1D is an autoimmune disease that comes on suddenly and strikes both children and adults at any age?
    • T1D has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle?
    • Those living with T1D must carefully balance insulin doses with eating and daily activities throughout the day and night?
    • Those living with T1D must test their blood sugar by pricking their fingers for blood 6 or more times a day
    I was diagnosed in December 2008 at four years old. I am now almost ten and in 4th grade. We have been fortunate enough to have many wonderful people support us on our diabetes journey. If you are receiving this message, you are likely one of those people. We are blessed to have the best family, friends, and medical family on the planet! (We may be a bit biased, but it's true!). 

    As the leader of the type 1 diabetes community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat and prevent T1D.  JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered.  Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible?

    Thank you for your support!

    Reid Ames


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    Run Level: $3500
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