Dear Friends and family,
This summer my friend Karen's son Danny was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I honestly knew very little about diabetes until I spent a weekend with Danny shortly after his diagnosis. It was heartbreaking watching Danny getting his finger pricked several times a day. My friend Karen was constantly measuring every thing that Danny ate and constantly worried about her son's blood sugar. Their lives had been changed forever by Type 1 diabetes. In order to support my friends 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. All donations are appreciated.
Thank you for your support!
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Mrs. Mary Goff
Mrs. Patricia Goff