Krista Tweed

RAISED:

$1,911

GOAL:

$1,500

  • Team Tweed 2013 (Ted, Ty, Steve and Krista on walk day)

    Team Tweed 2013 (Ted, Ty, Steve and Krista on walk day)

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Team Tweed walks to find a cure!

On September 21st, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes in Madsion. Team Tweed walks along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $89 million.

As many of you know, my family has a personal connection to diabetes through Steph (22) and Ty (16) who both have Type I.  We know first-hand how much work is required to manage diabetes on a daily basis.  We walk to raise money for research that will hopefully one day soon find a cure for this disease.

While it is true that there are many amazing technologies that help diabetics manage the disease (insulin pumps and pens, blood glucose meters, etc.), they are not a cure.  In order to stay healthy, people with Type I diabetes have to test their blood sugar (=poke a finger) four to seven times a day, count the carbohydrates of everything they eat, enter the carb information into their pump as they eat, and remember to change pokers, insulin reservoirs  and infusion sets as needed.  Managing diabetes well requires constant effort.  It isn't something you can do only when you feel like it.

JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and is making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.

Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!  Thanks for your support!

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WALK DETAILS

Date and time

September 21, 2014
Check-in: 11:00 AM
Starts: 12:00 PM
Length of walk: 1.5 Miles

Location

Warner Park
2930 N. Sherman Ave.
Madison, WI 53704

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CONTACT

Elizabeth Meland
Email | (608) 833-2873

Western Wisconsin Chapter
434 S. Yellowstone Drive
Suite 201
Madison, WI 53719

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