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We will turn Type One into Type None

It's that time again....Beat the Bridge is here! This year Beat the Bridge is Sunday, May 18th.

Running with Grace is helping JDRF create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D) where no one has to fear developing this serious autoimmune disease. By joining our Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes team and/or making a donation to JDRF, you can be part of the effort to improve the lives of millions of people affected by T1D and part of Running With Grace.


Grace was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on August 9th, 2010. Type 1 is when a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, which is essential to the body’s ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet or lifestyle. Managing it requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure. The diagnosis was a huge change for Grace and our family.  Every move of every day has to be figured into her blood sugar counts- exercise, eating, etc.


Today, Grace is on an insulin pump. This means that she constantly wears a device that is either inserted into her bum or her tummy and gives her around the clock insulin. She wears it to bed, playing sports, to school...everywhere except in water. This has been so awesome. No more do we have to give her 6-7 shots a day. Instead we change the site of the pump every 2-3 days. A lot less pokes! She still has to test her blood sugar several times a day (10-14), and make sure she boluses (gives herself insulin) 20 minutes before each meal. She also wears a CGM.  This stands for Continual Glucose Monitory.  It is another device inserted into her tummy that sends her blood sugar numbers to a device.  We can then read the device and know her range of number without testing her, plus it tells us if she is going up or down, and it alerts to lows and highs.   It has brought us so much more control over this disease!

It has been three years since Grace's diagnosis and although she is managing this disease AWESOMELY...we still want a cure!  YOU CAN HELP!


Last year we had over 50 members on our team and raised over $8,200 dollars.


This year our goal is $10,000. Please either join our team or donate to the cause. We would love to see you out there! I promise you will have a blast.

Running with Grace Raised
Personal Gift Michael Walsh $1,082.00
Nikki Chambers $0.00
Danny Clemans $510.00
Shannon Clemans $200.00
Personal Gift Heather Compton $50.00
sAra Cruthers $0.00
Grace Dean $0.00
Tyler Dean $0.00
Tara Ewert $0.00
Rusty Fairchild $0.00
Tara Fairchild $0.00
Personal Gift Donald Hathaway $10.00
Jennifer Johns $0.00
Personal Gift Kellan Johns $30.00
Quin Johns $0.00
Personal Gift Aaron Kotyluk $30.00
Jadi Lambro $0.00
Personal Gift Aaron Mclemore $35.00
Personal Gift Diana Oleson $50.00
Peter Orr $0.00
Sara Orr $0.00
Debbie Pangburn $210.00
Brenda Pottish $0.00
Personal Gift Melanie Rooney $40.00
Courtney Sandoval $0.00
Mark Smith $0.00
Marina Sorby $0.00
Nate Sorby $0.00
Teige Sorby $0.00
Personal Gift Jessica Sowa $30.00
Rick Sowa $0.00
Stacy Stephens $0.00
Ann Strickland $225.00
Carol Thompson $0.00
Mark Thompson $0.00
Kristin Turton $0.00
Personal Gift Mike Tuttle $60.00
Personal Gift Hollie Walcott $75.00
Tayten Walcott $135.00
Grace Walsh $355.00
Michelle Walsh $594.00
Personal Gift Patrick Walsh $200.00
Ryan Walsh $280.00
Personal Gift Stephanie Walsh $25.00
Jarod Webley $0.00
Shebron Webley $0.00
Team Gifts $2,526.00
Denotes a Team Captain


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