Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page! I'm asking for your support for a very important cause that affects me. As you know, I have Type 1 diabetes. It is a devastating, often deadly disease that affects millions of people--a large and growing percentage of them children. It has been, and will be, an action-packed year for me and my diabetes.
On September 14, 2013 (my 13th birthday!), my family and I will be taking part in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes along with a half-million other walkers across the country. Our goal: To raise $90 million to help fund research for a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications.
Many people think Type 1 diabetes can be controlled by insulin. While insulin does keep people with Type 1 diabetes alive, it is NOT a cure. Aside from the daily challenges of living with Type 1 diabetes, like getting poked in the finger 7-10 times in a day, there are many severe, often fatal, complications caused by the disease. The good news, though, is that a cure for type 1 diabetes is within reach. In fact, JDRF funding and leadership is associated with most major scientific breakthroughs in type 1 diabetes research to date. And JDRF funds a major portion of all type 1 diabetes research worldwide, more than any other charity. It’s very exciting to know that I have already benefitted from this research. My family and I participate in scientific studies to help find a cure and develop better ways of taking care of people with diabetes.
Please help make the cure a reality.
P.S. If you’re able to make a donation, you can do it online at http://www2.jdrf.org/goto/Ray_Arndorfer
Or you can send a check payable to JDRF to my house, 5815 Glen Haven Drive, Greendale, WI 53129.
P.P.S If you are able to come to the walk, and want to, either go to my page (discussed above) and click the link saying “Join Raymond’s Team” or contact my parents (above). If you aren’t able to come but want to raise money yourself, click the “Join Raymond’s Team” link and click the “Virtual Walker” button for the first question.
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James Dombrowski Family
Michael & Melissa Briggs
Mr. Jose Murillo
Ray and Irene Richter
Steve & Margaret Huebbe
The Fritsch Family
The Jensen Family
The Widlarz family