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.
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.
On a personal level, I felt motivated to participate in this walk to support my neighbor and family friend, Kyle. Kyle first got Type 1 diabetes five years ago, when he was a senior in high school. He not only has to be careful with his diet and what he eats, but has to go through the agony of pricking his finger several times a day to check his blood sugar. Kyle gets his insulin from a pump which is connected to his body. Every day for him is a juggling act!
Please support me by donating to my team, Team Edgewood or by joining our team to walk on October 26, 2014. Your gift will make a difference to Kyle, and the millions of other people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?