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I'm participating in Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes!

Welcome to our family fundraising page for the 31st Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes! This year, we'll be participating in this incredible event in our community, along with thousands of others, to raise $1.5 million in support of JDRF and to improve the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). 

As most of you know, our Gigi was diagnosed on her 7th birthday with T1D. Having just passed her 2nd anniversary with the disease, she is an active, happy, energetic 9-yr old. She has mostly good days, handling the responsibilities of pricking her finger 6 - 10 times a day, accounting for every carb she eats, and inputting insulin through her pump. But she has bad days too, when her blood sugars are high and she is irritatable and doesn't feel well in class, or she has dangerously low blood sugar on the playground and has to rush, feeling shaky and confused, to the nurse's office for a juice.

If you ask people with T1D, they will tell you it is difficult and life threatening.  And they know it never goes away.  

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. 

We are asking for your support.  Please donate to our fundraising efforts.  By doing so, you can help us make a difference for millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.

Did you know that:

  • T1D is an autoimmune disease that comes on suddenly and strikes both children and adults at any age?
  • T1D has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle?
  • Those living with T1D must carefully balance insulin doses with eating and daily activities throughout the day and night?
  • Those living with T1D must test their blood sugar by pricking their fingers with blood 6 or more times a day?

As the leader of the type 1 diabetes community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat, and prevent T1D.  JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered.  Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible?

Thank you for your support!


Heidi, Rob, Gigi, Lucy and Kate


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