Welcome family and friends to Lee's Clubhouse personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
We'll be taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D)and type 2 diabetes (T2D. The money we raise will help JDRF fund critical research to progressively remove the impact of T1D and T2D from people's lives until no one has to fear developing the disease.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin - a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, the bodies of people with type 2 diabetes make insulin. But either their pancreas does not make enough insulin or the body cannot use the insulin well enough. This is called insulin resistance. When there isn't enough insulin or the insulin is not used as it should be, glucose (sugar) can't get into the body's cells. When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, the body's cells are not able to function properly.
We will be walking in honor of my husband Hampton Lee and my sister Lawana Bullock and the rest of our family and friends who have been diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes.
JDRF is the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D/T2D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D/T2D. This science is complex and costly, and every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
Please support me and donate to my Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?
Thank you for your support!
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