Welcome to my personal fundraising page for the 32nd Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes!
I'm joining this year's event to raise funds to improve the lives of millions of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The money I raise will help JDRF advance its strategic research plan to end T1D.
T1D is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, which the body needs to get energy from food. Managing the disease requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.
As many of you may already know, I myself am a Type 1 Diabetic. I poke myself 5-7 times a day to test my blood sugars and I give myself insulin up to 7 times per day - most non-diabetics don't even think about this when they wake up, when they eat or when they exercise or go to bed. This is just part of what diabetics live with each day.
JDRF is working every day to change that. And, as the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research, every dollar JDRF directs toward its research plan comes from donors like you.
Please support my commitment and donate to my fundraising efforts today. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease.
Thank you in advance for your support!
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Andrew & Michelle with Grandma
Daddy & Connie Fuqua
From your Type 1 Homie-James xo
Mrs. Hallee & Jason Sanders
Mrs. Nancy Potts
Ms. Susan Barry
The Alm Family