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i do this because....

i'm doing this walk and fundraising because...

* i adore the beautiful relationship i witness between Christine and her son Jackson who is living with T1D

* i love my mother, who is living with diabetes, deeply and beyond words

* i love my cho cho pa, who lived with diabetes and passed over too young (my grandfather, he was a train engineer for the Milwaukee Railroad)

* i love life and desire for all beings to live with health and ease

please do what you can; walk with us, donate, say a blessing for those living with diabetes and those who love and support them

may you be happy and free, and hugged regularly

~om shanti


ps. below are details provided by the JDRF

Welcome to my personal Team JDRF to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!

I have joined Team JDRF 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.

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 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?

Thank you for your support!