Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
I have recently been diagnosed as a pre-diabetic, which isn’t at all surprising as diabetes runs high in my family. My maternal grandfather was a practicing Type 1 diabetic back in the 1940s and 50s. He received an award from the American Diabetes Association for living with diabetes for 30 years. My uncle has been living with Type 1 his whole life. He received an award recently from Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals for living with diabetes for over 53 years. My mom has been dealing with Type 1 for the past 6 years and my father has Type 2. I am hoping with exercise and diet that I won’t develop the disease completely. Because I've seen my uncle struggle for years with it.
This is why I registered for the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes and accepted the challenge to raise money for JDRF, the largest nongovernmental funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The Walk raises funds, awareness, and hope for the millions of people living with and affected by T1D, a serious autoimmune 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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