Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
Joshua was just 4 years old when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. He is now 14 and has the opportunity to lead a normal life. However a more normal life can only happen as long as he maintains his blood sugar levels, remembers to give himself the correct amount of insulin daily, and at his age this is not always an easy task! Such a responsibility for any child would feel overwhelming, but he still continues to smile through it.
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.
Will you accept the challenge and help Joshua as well as many others 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!
|Joshua's Journey to a Cure||Raised|
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Frank Morabito Jr.
Mr. Joshua C Morabito
Mrs. Kathleen Bates
Mrs. Kathryn J Snyder
Mrs. Linda Frank
Ms. Wendy A Weymark