Hello! This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes again, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $89 million.
For those who know me know that I have had type 1 diabetes since I was 10 years old. The picture on this page are of me and some of my best friends who are diabetics. We all have had diabetes since we were children. Combined the 7 of us have had diabetes for 95 years. We met at a camp for diabetics and have remained friends for life. They are part of the reason I am so passionate about raising money. I hope to raise money for the future kids who are diagnosed to have a better life living with diabetes or to some day find a cure.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!