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'll be taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). 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.
As many of you know, my 11 year old son, Marcos, was diagnosed in June of 2013 with Type 1 Diabetes. This past year has changed the lives of my family. Our 4 boys, my husband and myself have pulled together as a team to support one another, hug each other, wipe away our tears and grow stronger each day. The lack of sleep, the shock, the carb counting and the endless doctor appointments and through it all, we have stood tall together as a family. Marcos has has many more good days. We are so proud of his brilliant adjustment to his new lifestyle and rule following attitude. He is on a pump now managing it very well. He is even going to test for his blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do in June!!!
Please support my family as we walk together on October 26th, 2014 to try to raise money to find a cure for diabetes. So hopefully it will not effect your family as it has mine.
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?
Last year we raised over $4300 in only 2 months! We hope to double that amount this year!!!