Welcome to the Type 1 Tigers ~ JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
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. On June 8, 2013 it struck us personally. Our 12 year old daughter became ill during a school function and was rushed to the E.R. It was there that she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. The doctors gave the startling news, "It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.", but they assured us that is can be managed with education and diligence.
Our daughter took the news quietly at first, but slowly she started to ask questions. Within a couple of hours she was full of enthusiasm and positivity that she, like many of her family members, is diabetic. She was excited to get information and learn what she would need to do to have a long, healthy life; and almost immediately recognized that these were many of the things that we, as a family should have been doing anyway. We are new to Diabetes, but are soaking up information like sponges. We need the JDRF to continue to provide that information, assistance, and push for a CURE to DIABETES!!!
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 small 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. If you cannot walk, but would like to donate, please click on the "Donate to Team/Person" and choose the team member you would like to support.
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
|Type 1 Tigers - Join Team||Raised|
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Angela Howard- Mt. Joy M.B. Church
DeAnna Johnson & Donnovan Tinnin
James L Tinnin
Paula J Pitts