On Sunday, October 28, our Family Walk Team, The Three Shooting Stars, will be walking in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes at the Philadelphia Art Museum. We'll be joining 1/2 million other walkers across the country, as we try to raise funds to help fund a cure for type 1 diabetes.
As many of you know, we have a deep personal connection with type 1 diabetes, which also affects millions of other children and adults. Rachel, Noah and Jeremy do their best at managing their diabetes, taking multiple insulin shots (or insulin pump boluses) and finger pricks daily, while still enjoying regular activities. But every second of every day, in the back of our minds, there is distraction and anxiety about the ever-present danger of high/low blood sugars (dizziness, fainting, in extreme cases, coma) and about what those fluctuating sugar levels will mean for their future health.
Our family feels so fortunate to draw support from the JDRF, a foundation committed to finding a cure and improving treatment for type 1 diabetes. JDRF funds more diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure. That's why we, just like thousands of other families participate in the Walk to Cure. We walk with the hope that, someday soon, our time, money, and effort will facilitate research and awareness that ultimately will lead to a cure.
To those of you have supported our family team over the years, we are so very grateful. Your support, whether through donations or participating in the Walk itself, is truly so important to us. Because of you, we know we aren't alone in our fight for the cure. For those of who haven't yet had the opportunity to get involved, we look forward to your participation this year. Please join and/or support our family Walk team, The Three Shooting Stars in our 14th year of walking with JDRF.
We are optimisitc that one day our annual appeal will have a different tone, and we will be writing to announce that Jeremy, Rachel and Noah no longer have to prick their fingers ten times a day, no longer have to fear blindness, kidney failure, heart disease or amputation, and that our cupboards filled with syringes, pump supplies, glucose tablets, alchohol pads, lancets, strips, glucagon (and the fridge shelf with insulin vials and cartridges) can finally be cleared out. We will be writing to say that thanks to you, type 1 diabetes is a distant memory.
But, until that day, we ask for your help. We appreciate any donation you can provide and welcome anyone who would like to join our team and help us raise money in support of JDRF.
Thank you for your support!
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