Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
The Calverts 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). The money we 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.
Harrison Calvert has had T1 diabetes for eight years -- half of his life. He has to check his blood suger 5-10 times a day by pricking his finger and checking a drop of blood. He has a diabetes pump that supplies his body with insulin especially for meals but also between meals. He has to estimate the number of carbohydrates that he is eating and supply the insulin accordingly. Every night Bruce wakes up at 3 a.m. and check's Harrison's blood sugar while he sleeps, to make sure his blood sugar doesn't go dangerously low or dangerously high. Strenuous activity can make his blood sugar go low, so he has to carry around sugar tablet or candy with him in case his blood sugar goes low during marching band practice or after swimming.
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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Kelly Kitchens & Mark Wickersham
Mr. Stanley Gilbert
Mr. Thomas Calvert
Ms. Thu Trinh
The Hamlett Family
Trisha & Ronnie Aston