Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
The Steps4Steph team was created to honor the memory of my sister, Stephanie Ann Millegan. October 20, 2012, Steph lost her battle with type 1 diabetes at the age of 38. She was diagnosed at the age of 11, and from that moment on she was never the same. Steph had a very hard time coping with her disease, she struggled every day to stay healthy, and was in and out of hospitals her whole life. Steph was a loving mother of two precious girls, and the best sister anyone could ask for! It is my hope, that with your help, we can improve the quality of life for the many children living with TID every day!!
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!
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Your contribution and fundraising makes sure those with T1D live healthier lives today, and someday, a life free of T1D. Wyatt, a JDRF Youth Ambassador says:
Take the first step and be a hero to someone with T1D!