Hello! This year, I'll be taking part in my second JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $89 million. My son, Jordan, was diagnosed in April 2010 with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 7. He was diagnosed on the day of the actual Walk to Cure Diabetes. It will be a day that I will never forget!
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children. In the US, a new case of diabetes is diagnosed every 30 seconds. This is more than 1.6 million people each year.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!