Carrie O'Connor





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Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!

Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page! 

Our lives changed forever in November of 2013 when Braedyn was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.  It is a daily challenge which involes a mimimum of 5 blood sugar test, insulin injections, 2AM alarms, and not so fun mood swings but we are up for the challenge.  Braedyn isn't letting T1D slow her down; she is as active as ever and has handled her diagnosis like a champ but we would all love to see a day when T1D is no more so we have created a JDRF team!

I'll be taking part in this year's Walk as part of Braedyn's Bridage JDRF Team to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). The money I raise will help JDRF fund critical research to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until no one has to fear developing the disease.

Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin - a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. 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 largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. This science is complex and costly, and every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.

Please support me and donate to my Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?

Thank you for your support!  If you would like to join our family team, please let me know and I will send you more information.  We would love to have you be a part of it!


Date and time

October 26, 2014
Check-in: 9:00 AM
Starts: 11:30 AM
Length of walk: 2 Miles


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