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Team Preston - One Walk, To Cure Type 1 Diabetes..

Please visit: for all information. Use this site for registering for the walk or donating.

As a father.... 
all you want is your son to grow up with the best and be the best in everything he does. When I was told Preston was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), thoughts ran through my head about how is my first-born son, who is only 4 years old, get this terrible disease?  How is he going to be everything I hoped and wanted him to be?  As time progressed and we have been able to better manage this disease my hopes and dreams have come back, knowing that it might be a little harder, but he still can do everything any other boy can.

As a move towards making my sons life easier we are taking steps to help JDRF achieve its goal of accelerating the opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D.

By joining Team Preston and /or making a donation, you will be helping us to raise funds to directly support research with the greatest potential to conquer this disease.

You can help!

  1. Make an online contribution in support of TEAM PRESTON 

  2. Join TEAM PRESTON to walk on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 8:30 AM (7:30am Registration) at American Airlines Center, Victory Plaza in Dallas, TX.  Please invite friends, family, co-workers and even your dog.  

  3. Email and invite all your friends, Co-workers, Post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to help us spread the word.

Please view Preston's Video and his journey with T1D


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Date and time

September 27, 2014
Check-in: 7:30 AM
Starts: 9:00 AM
Length of walk: 2.5 Miles


Victory Plaza
3030 Olive Street
Dallas, TX 75219



Melissa Pinkerton
Email | (214) 764-6770

Greater Dallas Chapter
9400 N. Central Expressway
Suite 1201
Dallas, TX 75231