Welcome to our 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. 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.
I have two very personal reasons for doing this Walk: Libby, my niece who has been dealing with Type 1 diabetes since she was not much more than a toddler and Chad, my grandson in law who learned early last year that he has this disease. I want to see both of them live well and yes, to benefit from the cure that JDRF is so pursuing.
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. Can't be physically at the Walk? Please consider joining as a "virtual" walker. Your support is just as meaningful and we need your support for this important work
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
|PGC -Ed Buckles - Join Team||Raised|
|Laura (Blue) Shields||$50.00|
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Bill and Barb Hammack
Jonathan & Rachel Curtis
Mr. Ed Buckles