Welcome to the Sugar Sluggers JDRF Walk for a Cure team page!
Justin was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on April 26, 2013. Since then, he has remained active, has more energy, loves pitching in his team's baseball league, and still gets frustrated when he can't eat ice cream all of the time.
On August 3, our family will be participating in the JDRF Walk for a Cure at Michigan State University to help raise funds for diabetes research.
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!
|Sugar Sluggers - Join Team||Raised|
|John A. Gates||$200.00|
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Dave and Kristi Grubb and Family
David and Joe
Ed and Shannon
Mr. John Gates
Mr. John R Gates
Mrs. Kim S Coscarella
Mrs. Linda Gates
Students Of Protege Academy
The Pielack Family