Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
March 8, 2013 Jacob was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Not becasue he ate too much sugar or lack of exercise. His body attacked his pancreas due to the perfect storm. Now he will never be able to make his own insulin. He will have to have shots for the rest of his life. But you can help change that. You can donate to our team to walk for a cure.
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!
|Team Jacob (Hadden)||Raised|
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Andrew, Laura, Connor and Brody Raastad
Brenda & Brandon Hawkins
Ed and Donna Villarreal
Mr. Rick & Terry Babione
Ms. Cheryl Smith
the Manies family