Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
Thanks so much for visiting! My name is Carrie Bennett, and in November I will have had diabetes for 20 years. It's hard to believe. I can hardly remember a time when I wasn't diabetic. I've always loved JDRF because when I was first diagnosed, their Walks to Cure Diabetes helped me not feel so alone in my disease. I was also a junior ambassador for them when I was younger. This walk is a chance for me to celebrate 20 years of good health, and a way for me to share this milestone with my friends and family who have helped take care of me.
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!
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Clay & Joani Richardson
Company Bennett Builders Inc
Company State Employees Credit Union
Company- Clinic Drug, Inc.
David & Christina Holst
Joann & John Bennett
Mr. Chad Edwards
Mrs. Bethany Goodman
Mrs. Lindsey Bakewell Kennedy
Mrs. Patti T Barrier
Ms. Coley Barrier
Wanda and Rob Noyes