Welcome to my personal JDRF Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes fundraising page! This year, as for many years now, I'll be taking part in the 32nd Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes, along with my co-workers and my family (all six of us are participating again this year, either in the run or the walk!) We, along with one-half million other JDRF walkers and runner across the country, are all trying to reach a nationwide goal of raising $94 million.
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on T1D research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures go directly to T1D research.
I am asking for your support. I am so proud to work for Nordstrom as they continue to sponsor this amazing event in Seattle each year. Please consider donating to my personal fundraising efforts. By doing so, you can help me make a difference for millions of people living with T1D.
Thank you in advance for your consideration!
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Christine and Jeff Hancock
Melissa & Chris Di Bella
Mr. John Christopher Ombrellaro
Ms. Christine Leonardi