Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
This year we are "Team Sooners for Austin".... IN AUSTIN! Last year Matt and I were fortunate to participate in this event in San Jose soon after we found out that Austin had Type 1 diabetes. This year we are even more fortunate because Austin and his fiance Kodi will be walking with us! I am so excited to be able to participate in this event with my brother walking along my side - he has truly been an inspiration to myself and my husband this past year. His diagnosis took us all by surprise, but Austin has handled it with courage, grace, and determination. He has had such a great year getting his diabetes under control, handling two jobs, and most of all - getting engaged on Christmas day! His future is so bright and I could not be more proud.
I believe the cure for Type1 diabetes is just around the corner, and with your help we can help find that cure! I would love to one day not have to watch Austin give himself shots in the stomach (and believe me, he forces me to watch!!) We have a high goal to meet this year so whatever you can contribute will make us proud! Not to mention - if we achieve over $500 a sign will be displayed along the walk with our team name - and what better place to display a Sooner sign than in Longhorn country?!? :-)
Thank you so much in advance for taking the time to help out in this cause. It means alot to my family and most of all, it gives Austin an opportunity to see that he is not alone in this fight!
Read Below for more information about Type1 diabetes!
We're taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people's lives until no one has to fear developing this disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and making a donation to JDRF, you'll raise money to help fund critical T1D research and create a world without T1D.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin. 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 only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
The challenge we've set ourselves - to raise money for JDRF and to walk - is modest compared to the daily challenges of life with T1D, which involves a 24/7, unrelenting cycle of blood sugar testing and insulin injections to manage the disease.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? Just click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and start fundraising.
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
|Team Sooners for Austin - Join Team||Raised|
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Brenda & Leonard Jergenson
Don and Connie Tofte
Gary & Cindy Spears
Go Team Sooners!
Matt and Chels
Mr. Greg A Spears
Mrs. Lee Ann ,Glenn Bennett
Ms. Gwendolyn Mooneen Anderson