Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Team Page! Matthew's Marchers are taking the steps to help achieve JDRF?s mission: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. The money our JDRF Walk Team raises will go directly to support this life-changing research.
Matthew was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 6 and half years ago, at just 5 years old. Since then, we have checked his blood sugar with a 'finger stick' over 28,000 times. His insulin pump site has been inserted beneath the skin approximately 1,000 times. This is not something he will grow out of and it can not be controlled with diet or exercise alone. He must count carbohydrates and calculate insulin dosages for every single meal or snack eaten each and every day....until they find a cure. YOU can help us find that cure by supporting JDRF's research.
The Walk to Cure Diabetes is a fun, upbeat way to help fight this disease. There will be music, good (free!) food and people of all ages. As I see the support of friends, family and people I don't even know, I am encouraged that we WILL find a cure within Matthew's lifetime.
Please consider making a donation or joining our team. To make a team donation, click on the "Donate" button on this page. To join our team, click the join team link.
Together, we will cure type 1 diabetes and its complications!
THANK YOU! -- Matthew Forbes (and Matthew's mom, Cathy Chickering)
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