Welcome Parker's Posse and friends to the 2013 Walk to Cure Diabetes Team Page! You are helping me raise money for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) to fund a cure and treatment for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Since having been diagnosed with T1D since age 11 in November of 2010, I really want a cure!
Monies from our JDRF Walk Team will go directly to support this life-changing research. There has been exciting breakthroughs in research that give me hope for a cure. First, scientist are closer to an 'artificial pancreas' that will eliminate the need for daily insulin injections and better regulate blood sugars. I have been asked to participate in a UVA trial where I would use the artifical pancrease...exciting!
Even more exciting, scientists are starting human trials on 'encapsulation,' a sort of credit card inserted just under my skin, which would hold my beta cells (the one my pancreas use to create) and send them out into my blood stream while protecting them for up to two years from the white blood cells that have attacked them since I became T1D.
Those are just two of several amazing research efforts your donations help discover. Every dollar gets us that much closer to finding a cure!
Thanks for all of the love and support. Please join us by walking and/or by making a donation. To make a team donation, click on the "Donate" button at the top of this page or if you would like to make your gift to one of the team members please click on their name below. To join our team, click the join team link below.
Also, everyone who joins our team and raises at least $25 gets a free "Parker's Posse t-shirt!
Parker's Posse 2013
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Adnan Rukieh and Becky Folds
Allan and Laura and Ben
Anna and Matt Cullinan
Annette, Darrin, Logan, and Emma Waters
Company Junior League of W S Inc
Cousin Kaye :)
Fran & Ann DiGiano
Mrs. Jennifer Briggs
Ms. Linden Fisher
The Rhoades Family
Uncle Burges, Aunt Whitney, James and Pearce