Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
I don't know how many of my friends know that my 11 year old grandaughter, Katharine, was diagnosed last March with Type 1 diabetes. This struck with absolutely no warning and she was hospitalized in serious condition for several days.
However, she's a strong and determined mite and I've been so proud of how she's wrapped her arms around the task of learning all she can about the disease and what she needs to do to handle it. She has such a positive attitude and, being the dynamo that she is, know she'll knock herself out doing whatever it takes to make it work! I can't wait to take part in this year's Walk with them on October 27th 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.
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?
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