Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
I will be walking in honor of my dear friend, Alexandra Bove, otherwise known as "Alex the Brave!" Alex is near and dear to our hearts, and my son Andrew's close friend. Andrew and our family have seen Alex fight the uphill battle following her diagnosis last October, 2012, at the age of 11. She is now on a pump and going strong, but not without seeing and fighting the ups and downs of this diagnosis, and at such a young age. She is our family "hero", and my son looks up to her, as she is a true inspiration of bravery and determination to fight this disease.
I'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). The money I raise will help JDRF fund critical research to progressively remove the impact of T1D 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.
JDRF is the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. 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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Dad and Mom
Mrs. Erica L Walker