Let's defeat DESPICABLE D!!
As a family, we have been living with Type 1 Diabetes for four years. We walk with the hope of finding a cure and to support research that improves the lives of those living with diabetes.
"I don't like having diabetes. Insulin pump site changes hurt. I feel different from other kids because I can't eat the same things and the alarms on my watch go off in class when I have to test my blood sugar. I feel really hungry, tired, or thristy when I have low blood sugar. I want to do sleep overs with my friends, but my mom and dad test my blood sugar at night so staying with friends is hard. I really hope there will be a cure one day." - Riley '13
Join us in Tempe on Nov 2, 2013 to Walk for a Cure or walk and support Riley's Minions from a distance.
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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