Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
I’m taking part in this year’s Walk to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). Not only the milions of people, but two in particular; My father and next door neighbor. The money I raise will help JDRF fund critical research to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until no one has to fear developing the disease.
My father, Joseph Mitchell has had Type 1 diabetes since he was 14 years of age. He never had a normal childhood or a day without having to worry about his blood sugar. He played sports, and was outgoing, yet in the back of his mind always had to be aware of how he felt and if he started getting weak. My dad is now 38 years of age and still has to deal with diabetes daily. With a cure for diabetes, my dad would no longer have to worry about his blood sugar. That is why I am walking, a healthy, diabetes free daddy!
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
JDRF is the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. This science is complex and costly, and every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
Please support me and donate to my Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?