Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
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 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!
When I was in third grade my mom was diagnosed with type one diabetes through diabetic ketone acetosis, and was in a coma. From that point on, our family had to dramatic change our dietary habits. Gone were the days of eating high fat, high carb, low nutrient items without a single afterthought. My mother's diabetes has taught me many things about nutrition and proper healthcare, but also to be sympathetic to people's dietary and medical needs. My mother's insulin is a major financial strain on our family, and I would imagine it is a physical and emotional strain for her as well. With the support of organizations such as the JDRF, we can research and hopefully one day soon find a cure for diabetes.
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