Thank you for taking the time to visit TEAM REILLY'S JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page! We are walking to support awareness for juvenille diabetes as well as fundraise in hopes of finding a cure. Our precious three year old daughter, Reilly, was diagnosed with type one diabetes in January. It came as a shock to the entire family and we didn't know exactly what diabetes meant or how to treat it. Since then she has had ups and downs but she is definitely our hero for enduring so much in such a little amount of time. Reilly has become quite the brave little girl at enduring multiple finger pricks and insulin shots daily as well as a very strict diet. Type one diabetes is insulin dependent and stays with you throughout your life. As Reilly gets older she will experience such things as insulin pens, pumps, an increased exercise regiment and having to calculate insulin/carb ratios in case she wants to splurge modestly from time to time. The cure to diabates is getting closer each and every day. Boston Children's Hospital recently found the root cause of diabetes and they released a statement saying "...with just a little more study, they could possibly cure type one diabetes." (http://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/blog/2013/06/13/boston-childrens-hospital-found-the-root-cause-of-diabetes/)
Event information and how you can help
Saturday, October 26th is the date of this year's three mile, Houston Gulf Coast 2013 Walk to Cure Diabetes. It will be held at Reliant Park next to the Texan's stadium. Each year thousands of those affected by diabetes, either personally or through someone they know, come out to this wonderful event. I am asking you to please join us on this day to walk with Reilly and continue to raise awareness for diabetes. Our goal is to have a team of at least fifty people strong! If that isn't possible PLEASE donate whatever you can spare towards this great cause. I received exciting news from my employer, BHP Billiton, last month that the already generous dollar for dollar match they give for causes such as this has been increased! Now they are doubling every dollar donated and will give two dollars for every dollar that we raise!
Please don't ignore this request as you will want to help in any way you can once you see Reilly's beautiful spirit and her commitment to staying on top of her type one diabetes!
Additional information about JDRF and diabetes
We're taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people's lives until no one has to fear developing this disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and making a donation to JDRF, you'll raise money to help fund critical T1D research and create a world without 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.
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 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, make a donation, and start fundraising.
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
|Team Reilly - Join Team||Raised|
|Cole David Branch||$0.00|
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BHP Billiton Matched Giving
Char and Paul Lombardo
Dan and Brenda Sallee
Emily and Jacques Legrand
Janel, Todd, Paula & Jimbo
Kara, Sophie, Effie and Lily
Larry and Geri Verble
Lue & Scott Dillard
Maggie and Charles Wise
Mickey and Christine Parenton
Mrs. Karmaneita M McCarty
Mrs. Katie Adams
Mrs. Shelia Parenton
Mrs. Tracey Marsh
Ms. Kari Atherton
Ms. Lue Dillard
O'Neil & Lisa Parenton
Pat and Joell Parenton
Peggy and Woods Reilly
Warren and Marianne Cuntz