Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
As many of you know, our Son, Ethan was diagnosed on October 14 with T1D and spent 3 & 1/2 days at Childerens Hospital of Phildelphia. He has done amazing through all of this and has quickly learned what he needs to do. This all came as quite a shock to him as well as to our Family. However, it has heightened our awareness of the need for further research and the hope of a cure in Ethan's lifetime. This is a Walk/5K event held for Sunday Oct 27, 2013, I am running this 5k in Ethan's Honor. As you know Kim Donohue and Julie Edwards walked in Ethan's Honor last weekend in Reading, PA and to date have raised over $1,550 with the page they created on JDRF ! We Thank You and are humbled by the outpouring of such heartfelt generosity in our community to help us fight this disease. Please help us to raise more to JDRF. Thank you all again and God Bless.
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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