Welcome to SWAT-1 Team's JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page! SWAT-1 stands for Shillington Walks Against Type 1, and that is just what we are going to do!
We're taking steps to help JDRF eliminate the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people's lives until no one has to fear 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.
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.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? The walk takes place at Gring's Mill Recreation Park on October 20th 2013. Registration begins at 11:00 AM. Just click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and start fundraising. If you choose to participate in the walk, you will be charged a $10 entrance fee, (which will provide your SWAT-1 Team t-shirt,) and be expected to fundraise on your own.
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
|Denotes a Team Captain|