Matt Wellwood





  • 2013 JDRF Walk

    2013 JDRF Walk

  • 2013 JDRF Walk

    2013 JDRF Walk

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

Welcome to my personal JDRF One Walk 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.

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.

There are some days where I feel like there will never be a cure. Like I will never be rid of T1D. It can really send you into a state of depression. And just when you feel like things can't get any worse, you get knocked down again. Then you wake up again the next day and are just happy to be alive. I am thankful to be under control with my diabetes and I will do whatever I can to help others undertand the importance of being a healthy diabetic. Every day can be a struggle but I know I am not alone in that struggle.

I have lived with Type 1 Diabetes for almost 17 years. I struggled for a while to live a normal life and control this disease. I am now much better off thanks to advances in technology. These advancements are not possible without the help of JDRF and the fundraising they do. 

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?

With any donation amount, your name will be entered into a drawing with some great prizes! I will be listing these prizes very won't want to miss out!

Thank you for your support!


Date and time

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


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