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Help Steph Beat the Bridge and Fight T1D!

Maggie Jane First Team in 2013

    Welcome to my personal fundraising page for the 32nd Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes in Seattle!  

    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.

    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.

    We are traveling from NYC to Seattle to support our niece Maggie Jane and her family.  We are so proud of how Maggie Jane is handling T1D.  With good nature and quick math skills, she is a wiz at calculating her carbs, blood sugar and insulin.  Maggie Jane turned 11 in January. She ran cross-country this fall, is a girl scout, plays rec basketball and performed in her school musical. She still sparkles when she smiles.  

    • MJ pricks her finger 10-12 x /day, including 1-2 times in the middle of the night.
    • She counts every carbohydrate she eats, and needs to wait 10-30 minutes between counting the carbs and giving herself the insulin, and when she can actually eat.
    • She sits out of activities when her blood sugar is too high or too low.
    • Insulin keeps her alive, but it is not a cure.

    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 for your support!


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