Amy Carletti





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Join me in the fight to find a cure for Owen!

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

As many of you know, my 2 year old son, Owen, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) in April of this year.  T1D 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, right now, there is no cure.

Owen, Emma, Sam and Matt have been absolutely incredible when dealing with the new lifestyle that we now live.  As a team, we are battling this disease and are committed to ensuring that all kids, including those with T1D, have nothing short of a normal and healthy childhood.  We are also committed to finding both progressively better treatment options and even a cure for T1D for Owen in his lifetime.

I'll be taking part in this year's Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by 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.

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, including O-O.

Thank you for your support!


Date and time

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


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W. Montrose Ave. and Simonds Drive
Chicago, IL 60640



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