Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
I'll be taking part in this year's Walk 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.
Most who know me know how T1D (Type 1 Diabetes) has affected me and my family. My wife's struggle has left her partially blind in one eye and a double transplant recipient (kidney & pancreas). Ansley, my oldest has had T1D since she was 2 years old and served as a JDRF Junior Ambassador this past year to help raise money and awareness for this event! My sister Pam has had it since she was 7, and countless other friends struggle with the effects on a daily basis. Here is a link to an article that was done about my wife and daughter after a previous year’s event…join us!!! http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/health/for-teen-fight-to-cure-diabetes-is-personal/nS4t9/
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?
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).