Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
We're taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people's lives until no one has to fear developing 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.
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? Just click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and start fundraising.
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
This year will be my 4th JDRF Walk! I have done 2 in Pittsburgh and 1 in DC - I am so excited to join my friends and family in Philadelphia on October 27th!
As most of you already know, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in August 2008; an indescribable life change. Through my ups and downs, I have become emotionally invested in the disease and finding ways to get involved. Every day can be struggle, but each day I learn more about myself and how perseverance through hardship is what makes me who I am.
Doing the JDRF walks has helped me find way to turn my negative feelings towards this disease into a fun day of exercise, bonding, and inspiration. I love to see the kids with diabetes running around and having such care-free fun - they encourage me and remind me that if someone who is 4 year old can do it - I sure can.
Any contribution you can make towards this cause would mean the world to me! I wake up everyday hope that one day we can find a cure!
Thank you for your support!
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