Hello! This year, as in past years, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $89 million.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
Our family has been living with diabetes for almost 28 years now. Our son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at the age of 14 months! Those early years were quite a struggle, but he is now an adult and handles everything himself. Luckily, he has no major complications yet, but it is just a matter of time unless a cure is found. There are no vacations for him from his diabetes; he has to manage it 24/7. †He wears an insulin pump at all times and picks his fingers for blood tests an average of 8 times per day. During a 12 hour shift at work, this can be difficult.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Do it so my son can see his little girl grow up. Do it so all those people that will be diagnosed today, won't have to have shots and numerous finger picks every day. You probably know someone who lives with this disease or have a relative, or worse yet, a close family member with diabetes. Make your donation now and together, we can make the cure a reality!
Your donation will count towards the team's fundraising total. In addition, please give credit to the person that asked for your support to recognize them for their efforts in creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).