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Progress: 88%
$1,755
WE HAVE RAISED
$2,000
OUR GOAL
88%
ACHIEVED

We will turn Type One into Type None

Step by step to a cure!
Step by step to a cure!

Welcome to our team page for the 32nd Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes!

We're 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 making a donation to JDRF, you can be part of the effort to improve the lives of millions of people affected by T1D.

In T1D, 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 T1D requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.

On a personal note, our family needs your help to fund the cure for Maddy. She is smart, funny, talented... she loves to cook and play basketball. She has a heart that knows no boundaries and we want to show her that her dreams can be realized. Within 10 years the FDA should approve the artificial pancreas, which is not a cure but would allow Maddy to skip the never ending finger sticks,  injecting insulin to eat, getting the highs and lows that come with sports... She could  sleep a full night without having to wake up and test, go out with friends without feeling weird when she has to test and inject... In short, we want her to be healthy. The only way to get there is to fund the research, and that takes donations.

JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every donation, big or small, from donors like you, allows JDRF to fund the critical research needed to find a cure.

Thank you for your support!

Mad for a Cure Raised
Personal Gift Kate Fletcher $1,050.00
Maddy Fletcher $425.00
Russell Fletcher $150.00
Sam Fletcher $0.00
Will Fletcher $50.00
Team Gifts $80.00
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