Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
Welcome to my JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes personal fundraising page!
I'm joining this year's Walk 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.
My family walks because the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes has been a life-changing experience for our whole family this year, and we're counting on a cure! My son, Brady, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in February of 2013; his dad, Bruce, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes one month later. We have learned so much about the everyday challenges of balancing food, exercise, and insulin in order to stay healthy and prevent complications, but type 1 diabetes doesn't ever allow you to 'let your guard down'...not even in the middle of the night! We're becoming experts at poking fingers, counting carbohydrates, and adjusting insulin doses, but our lives will be so much sweeter when there is a cure!
Please support my commitment and donate to my Walk fundraising efforts today. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease.