Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
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. My grandson Paul was diagnosed with T1D in January when he was four years old. It has changed our lives, but it has not slowed him down one bit! He gets tested at least four times a day with a finger prick and receives four daily shots of insulin. Every time we have to poke or prod him, he takes it like a champ. We are grateful for the care he receives at Vanderbilt and the wonderful assistance he has gotten both at his preschool and now at his elementary school. As good as he is about taking his medicine, we hope for the day when needles are no longer a part of his daily routine.
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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Ms. Janice Tracy
Ms. Therese Coyne