Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
My husband Will and I will 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), myself being one of them. The money we raise will help JDRF fund critical research to help remove the impact of T1D from people's lives.
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 currently no cure.
Having been diagnosed at the age of 7 the disease made a massive impact in my own life, as well as the lives of EVERYONE around me. My blood sugars were on what seemed like a wild roller coaster for most of my teenage years. Not until a traumatic wake up call at my doctor's office at the age of 22 did I realize the horrible consequences of what had seemed like a "normal" routine. While now under control, the daily and hourly checks and injections don't get any easier. The severity of the disease and the effects of it will stay with me for the rest of my life as a constant reminder that so many others struggle every day, just like me.
JDRF is the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight the disease. The science required is complex and definitely costly, and every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward that science and research comes from donors like you.
From my own experiences, I've personally seen the generosity from volunteers and donors alike in helping cope with T1D and have taken part in the JDRF Walk in the past. Now, joined by my husband Will and our team, I am rejoining the effort and looking to make a difference, starting TODAY! Please support us in our efforts and donate to our fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by T1D, myself included.
Thank you for your support!
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The LaBerge Family