Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
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.
For the last 2 years we have attended the Diabetes Today and Tomorrow Conference and we heard first hand from three prestigious medical professionals about the current research they are doing on the Artificial Pancreas Project. It is amazing the amount of research that is currently going on and the excitement that was heard by the attendees on the breakthroughs that have been achieved so far. Truly, this could not happen without the generosity of individuals and businesses making donations to JDRF!
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.
Last year we raised $2,500 and were presented with the Golden Sneaker Award for our fundraising efforts. We would like to thank those of you who made a donation last year! Our goal, this year, is to raise $3,000 and we hope that you will consider making a donation. Any amount, great or small, helps JDRF get closer to its goal of finding a cure, better treatments options and preventing T1D.
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.
If you are unable to join us in our walk, donations can be made by clicking on the “donate” button below.
We hope you will find it in your heart to make a donation to help find a cure for Eric and for all those living with diabetes.
Thank you very much!
Russ, Kim and Eric Downing
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Barry & Joyce Fryer
Bill & Becky Downing
Carole and Joe
Carolyn and Paul
Dave & Vikki Melvin
Dennis and Lynne
Glenn & Karen Wagenknecht
Martha N. Shaker
Mr. J Cook
Mr. Michael Cohen
Mrs. Carol A Michaels
Mrs. Sheri L Bodi
Sherry & Tim Stump