Ada County Highway District

RAISED:

$780

We will turn Type One into Type None

Welcome to ACHD’s team page!

We're helping JDRF create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D) where no one has to fear developing this serious autoimmune disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and/or making a donation to JDRF, you can be part of the effort to improve the lives of millions of people affected by T1D.

In T1D, a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, which is essential to the body’s ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet or lifestyle. Managing T1D requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.

I was diagnosed with T1D when I was seven. Having had this disease for over twice as long as I haven’t, it’s hard to remember the days when I didn’t have to check my blood sugar, give myself shots of insulin or be tethered to an insulin pump. Living with Diabetes is not just a disease, it’s a lifestyle. It’s there with every decision you make. Everyone around me is affected by T1D – my family, my friends, my coworkers. It’s a constant battle requiring constant attention.


JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every donation, big or small, from donors like you, allows JDRF to fund the critical research needed to find a cure.

Will you accept the challenge to make a difference in your community by joining us? Just click “Join This Team” to become a team member and start fundraising. Or click “Donate to This Team” to make a donation.

Thank you for your support!

Lauren Watsek

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WALK DETAILS

Date and time

May 3, 2014
Registration: 9:00 AM
Starts: 10:00AM
Length of walk: 5K

Location

Ann Morrison Park
1000 Americana Blvd.
Boise, ID 83706

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CONTACT

Stacey Bowen

sbowen@jdrf.org
(801) 530-0660

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