Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
We're taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people's lives until no one has to fear developing this disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and making a donation to JDRF, you'll raise money to help fund critical T1D research and create a world without T1D.
Personally, I have had T1D for almost 22 years. Diagnosed in December of 1992, this diagnosis was a shock to my family. It would have been a shock to myself as well except I didn't even understand what was happening. Shortly after, enforcing a diet and multiple shots a day into my once "normal" life, I quickly noticed. Thank goodness there was a great group in Children's Hospital of Milwaukee to help me along, as well as an amazing support team in the JDRF. I want to be able to be a part of the cure. When I have children, I don't want to have to live in fear of them developing this disease. When I meet young children I want to know they will be free from this disease that affects every part of their lives. We want to turn this disease into a thing of the past!
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin. 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 only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
The challenge we've set ourselves - to raise money for JDRF and to walk - is modest compared to the daily challenges of life with T1D, which involves a 24/7, unrelenting cycle of blood sugar testing and insulin injections to manage the disease.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? Just click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and start fundraising.
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day (even though I will be on my Honeymoon and not walking- I still hope you all will be there and I will see you in spirit!) !
Your donation will count towards the team's fundraising total. In addition, please give credit to the person that asked for your support to recognize them for their efforts in creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).