Welcome to our Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) "Walk to Cure Diabetes" team page!
As a family, we're taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people's lives. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and/or making a donation to JDRF, you'll help fund critical Type 1 Diabetes (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. As you know, our son Joey was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 19.
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.
This is our first year participating in this fund raising event. 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 for children and adults like Joey, which involves a 24/7, unrelenting cycle of blood sugar testing and insulin injections to manage the disease.
If you are available on Saturday, October 26th, consider joining us. Just click the "Join this Team" button, or make a donation (any amount is greatly appreciated) and you'll be walking with us in spirit.
Thank you for your support,
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