Welcome to the Wimmer's Warriors JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
In January, 2012, my dad was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes or T1D. T1D 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. Although my dad already ate a healty diet he now has to be very carfeful about the amount of carbohydrates he eats, the amount of insulin he takes and the amount of exercise he gets every day.
T1D cannot be prevented and there is no cure but we're taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of 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.
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 1,000 dollars 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!
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Bella Racette & Family
Garbo & Grandpa
Joy & Ed
Meg & Duane Turpin
Mrs. Amy Del Pietro
Mrs. Tabor Burke
Ms. Julia Wimmer
Suzanne and John Rackers
The Fischer Family
The Zarrilli Family
Tom & Kerry Harris-Nolan