Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
This is the 3rd walk our team has participated in. In the past you may have known us as UW Health - P4, but sadly, that team is no more. We have changed our name to I'm Walking for ME!!!! This has many connotations. 1) I am a diabetic myself, so I am walking for ME! 2) Just about everyone has a friend or family member, or themselves, that has been touched by diabetes. Walk for yourself, for your health, for exercise, for the good feeling you get knowing that you are helping millions of people who strive for a cure each and every day!
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!
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).