Pam Wilson

RAISED:

$100

GOAL:

$1,000

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

Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page! 

As most of you know, my beautiful daughter Mackenzie, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the young age of 6. She has lived with this life changing disease for 21 years now. So far, she is lucky not to suffer from any major Diabetic complications. However, she has had sevreal bouts of severe low blood sugar levels, luckily while someone else was around to administer her Glucagon shot,. Without this shot, she would have slipped into a coma and died. As a mother, I can not tell you just how frightening it is to find your child crumpled, limp on the floor because her glucose levels have dropped to a dangerously low level.

I'll be taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds for Mackenzie, and 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.

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?

Thank you for your support!

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WALK DETAILS

Date and time

October 5, 2014
Registration: 8:30 AM
Starts: 9:30 AM
Length of walk: 5K (3.1 Miles)

Location

Montrose Avenue and the Lake
W. Montrose Ave. and Simonds Drive
Chicago, IL 60640

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CONTACT

Kathy Altonji

kaltonji@jdrf.org
(312) 423-7196

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