Join our efforts in the fight to cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D)!
As you may know, my partner, Chris Averill, has lived with T1D for fifteen years. T1D is a chronic autoimmune disease that is with people, like Chris, for life. There is no cure. T1D comes on suddenly and strikes both children and adults at any age and has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. Chris and others living with T1D must test their blood sugar by pricking their finger four or more times per day, and must carefully balance insulin doses with eating and activity throughout the day and night. To help people like Chris, our goal is to raise $1,000 for T1D research toward a cure. Your donations directly support research and research-related education in pursuit of a cure for T1D. You don't need to be in State College, PA to join our team as you can join as a virtual participant or simply donate to our team. We would greatly appreciate your support!
As the leader of the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat and prevent T1D. We are taking steps to help JDRF achieve its goal of improving the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D.
We are building a team of friends and supporters to fundraise for JDRF by participating in the JDRF Walk for the Cure in State College on May 11. We welcome you to join our team for the event or simply donate to the cause. By joining our team and/or making a donation, you will be helping us to raise funds to directly support research with the greatest potential to conquer T1D.
We are motivated by the courage and perseverance of people, like Chris, who are facing the everyday challenges of T1D - they are the reason we challenge ourselves to give more, do more, and achieve more. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. We challenge ourselves to make a real difference in the lives of those with T1D, and we are excited to join JDRF in their search for the cure.
Thank you for your support, and we look forward to ?walking? with you soon!
Did you know?
C257H389N65O77S6 (our team name!) is the chemical formula for the type of insulin that Chris and others living with T1D use to survive.
JDRF used to stand for ?Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,? but the word ?juvenile? is no longer descriptive of the disease or those burdened with it. Today, 85% of those in the US with T1D are adults. (http://jdrf.org/blog/2011/jdrf-rebrand/)
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.
As many as three million Americans may have T1D.
Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults ? approximately 80 people per day ? are diagnosed with T1D in the US.
In 2012, Forbes highlighted JDRF as one of five "All-Star" organizations based on efficiency.
JDRF is recognized as an ?Accredited Charity? by the Better Business Bureau?s Wise Giving Alliance, and meets all of the BBB 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is an accredited BBB Charity Seal holder.
LEARN MORE AT WWW.JDRF.ORG
|C257H389N65O77S6 - Join Team||Raised|
|Ben & sue Averill||$50.00|
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Keila & Erik Beegle
Lindsey & Marcus
Mr. & Mrs. John Jackson
Mr. and Mrs. Ben & Sue Averill
Mr. Chris Averill
Mr. Michael Rex
Mr. Phil Hallman
Mr. Rob Stewart
Mrs. Jessie Jane Flores
Mrs. Marlene Marie Fagan
Mrs. Sarah Popczun
Ms. Angela Datino
Ms. Melissa Idelle Doberstein
Sherry and Allen Surrena