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.
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. There are no vacations from testing and treating when you have T1D.
Our team captain, Mary Kate, was diagnosed with T1D during her junior year of college in 2009. Today, she manages her diabetes using an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor (CGM).
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with MK and the Type Onederfuls? 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!
|MK and the Type Onederfuls||Raised|
|Mary Kate O'Keefe||$1,380.00|
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Ferene, Josh & Nala Meyer
Mrs. Katherine O'Keefe
Reese and Ellie
Riley and Duncan
Robert & Maria Baker
The Baker Family
The Kurnik Family
Uncle Tom & Aunt Sheree