Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
That's right, I'm asking you to open your hearts to children suffering from the lack of cavity-inducing sweets we all know and love. It's not just about the sweets, though. I recently read about a man not much older than myself who lost his sight and most of his teeth from battling DKA. He lost his job and his freedom to live a - relatively - normal life. Wouldn't it be nice if children didn't have something so unpleasant to look forward to? The JDRF funds research on not only innovative treatments for type 1 diabetes but also potential cures. Anything to keep this organization doing what it does would be fantastic. The world over, little ones are eyeing candy through a glass window with a look of dejection and crying 3 times a day from the unpleasant routine of insulin injections. Won't you help to end their suffering?
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.
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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