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. Our son, Wil,l was diagnosed with T1D just a week before his fourth birthday. Will doesn't remember what it was like NOT to be diabetic. But, he sure does imagine what it would be like now if his pancreas worked! Diabetes stinks! Our family decided we would walk every year, raise as much money as we can for research and just see if we can do something about it.
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? Even if you are unable to join us for the walk you can become a "virtual" walker or support a walker from our team. 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!
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Grandpa and Grandma
Mike and Maureen Leahy
Miss Robin Miller
Mr. Douglas Hodges
Mrs. Magdalena Weinkein
Mrs. Misa Hodges
Mrs. Nicole E Clemens
Mrs. Petra Paukova
The Fearey Family