Welcome to my JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes personal fundraising page!
Many of you know that I have been fighting Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) since 1986, when I was 7. I've faced many challenges, and complications over the years and am doing my part to help improve the lives of current and future diabetics! This year I am walking on Aidan's A-Team. He is my friend's son, who I share my T1D diagnosis anniversary with (25 years apart). His family has been influential in making me a better diabetic and because of them I am a proud OmniPod (insulin pump) wearer!
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.
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.