Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
Our sweet baby Elana was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on January 4, 2012. It was definently a life changing experience for her as well as the family. We hope and pray everyday for a cure. It has been a struggle especially as Elana is now facing her preteen years but we are looking forward to a breakthrough in this horrible disease. We are excited to be a part of this walk and look forward to seeing folks at the walk and also to see the donations that will go to JDRF to help support the cure for diabetes. Thank you all!
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!