Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page! - Team Jake's Snakes!
If someone would have told us a month ago that one of our children would be diagnosed with Type I diabetes we would have thought you were crazy! Life really does throw you curve balls! We are forever thankful to have such amazing family and friends who have been with us every step of the way. Jacob is such a strong young man and is doing awsome learning to transition to this new lifestyle. With the rapid development of new technology we are hopeful there will someday be a cure!
Join our team if you are available to come walk with us. Please consider donating to this great cause in honor of Jacob and our team!
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like an eagle; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint. -- Isaiah 40:28-31 NIV
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.
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.