Welcome to Merrick's JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
For those of you who are not familiar with Type 1 Diabetes (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. Our life was forever changed by this disease in March of 2010, when Merrick was diagnosed at the very young age of 16 months.
We're taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes from people's lives. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and/or making a donation to JDRF, you'll raise money to help fund critical T1D research and create a world without T1D.
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 for 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 to make a difference by walking with us? Just click on the 'Join this Team' button at the top of this page and make a donation! The walk takes place in October and is a fun, family-oriented activity in the Domain area of Austin. We would love to get as many people out as we can to support Merrick and enjoy a great fall morning!
If you are unable join us on walk day you may also make a donation to JDRF in the name of Merrick's team. Simply click the 'Donate to This Team' button at the top of the page!
We are grateful for your support and hope you can join us on Walk Day!
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Alyssa, Kai, Lily
Harry & Joyce Harvey
Jonathan & Amy Dupree
Judy & Gwynn
Michael & Ann Culotta
Mike & Beth
Mr. Joseph Eskew
Mrs. Debbie Ross
Mrs. Mary Ann Eskew
Mrs. Monica Johnson
Mrs. Rachael Henze
Mrs. Sara Bogan
Ms. Ruth Scott
Ms. Vickie Rone
Pat Guttery Family
Rachel and Alan
Tbone & Kitty