As some of you know, my 6-year-old niece, Clara, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes earlier this year. It was a scary time for Clara and the whole family, since no one in the immediate family has ever had to deal with this diagnosis and all of the challenges and life changes that it entails.
Clara, my brother Todd and my sister-in-law Annie had to adapt to a "new normal" while the family was welcoming the addition of my nephew, Owen. It was a trying and emotional time for everyone, but it restored my faith in the power of love, family and the resilience of youth.
This year on October 8th, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $89 million.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!
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