Our team is dedicated to Emma, Sam and Owen Carletti, who have no fear as it relates to the impact that type 1 diabetes (T1D) will have on their lives. In April 2014, Owen was diagnosed with T1D, which is a life-threatening autoimmune disease. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. But Emma, Sam and Owen refused to let T1D affect their lives in a negative way - they are strong and committed to finding ways to beat this disease, including living normal and healthy childhoods in spite of Owen's T1D diagnosis. The more that we learn, the more that we see that there is hope for a cure in Owen's lifetime and some really great treatment options for him in the interim.
So, we have decided to become THAT family that now picks up this as its cause...which means, we are doing a walk: the Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes on October 5, 2014. And, we are asking our friends and family to join us in the cause. We would love for you to join our team and walk with us or, if you can't be here, help us fundraise. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and making a donation to JDRF, you'll raise money to help fund critical T1D research and create a world without T1D. And in case you are wondering, we will have t-shirts!
If you would like to join our team, just click on the "Join this Team" button and let's get started!
For those who can join us for the walk, more details will be coming regarding meeting places, etc.