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.
**As you many of you may already know, Harley was diagnosed with T1D in November. Every day is full of more learning experiences, lots of coping, and overcoming normal life challenges that most don't have to stop and think about. Despite all of that, Harley keeps his smile on his face and his chin up! Living with Diabetes has not brought his spirits down one bit, but instead he has taught a lot of us how to deal with challenges without letting them get the best of you. Harley has truly been an inspiration for all of us. We hope one day that medicine has advanced enough that Harley, and so many others living with T1D can go through there day without having to count carbs, do the math, or give injections every time they want to eat something.
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.