Vandon's Avengers





  • Vandon, Our SuperHero

    Vandon, Our SuperHero

We will turn Type One into Type None

Welcome to Vandon's Avengers. This is our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!

We're helping JDRF create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D) where no one has to fear developing this serious autoimmune disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and/or making a donation to JDRF, you can be part of the effort to improve the lives of millions of people affected by T1D.

As many of you know, Vandon (now 6 years old) was diagnosed with T1D just over a year ago.  In T1D, a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, which is essential to the body’s ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet or lifestyle. Managing T1D requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing (finger pokes up to 10 times/day), and lifelong dependence on insulin (with shots up to 4 times/day or pump infusion therapy). With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.

Vandon has faced his diagnosis in true Super Hero fashion. His courage inspires us every day. Now let's inspire him with our collective support on May 10th. Vandon, along with his family, is leading a team called “Vandon’s Avengers” as part of the Walk to Cure Diabetes to raise money for JDRF. Join us!

JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every donation, big or small, from donors like you, allows JDRF to fund the critical research needed to improve lives and find a cure.

Will you accept the challenge to make a difference for Vandon and so many others with T1D by joining us? Just click “Join This Team” to become a team member and start fundraising. Then plan to walk with us on May 10th at the Des Moines Fairgrounds. All walkers will receive a limited edition, custom-made Vandon's Avengers Super Hero cape to wear during the walk. Even if you can't join us for the walk, you can show your support by helping us reach our fundraising goals. Simply click “Donate to This Team” to make a donation.

Thank you for your support!

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Date and time

May 10, 2014
Check-in: 8:00 AM
Starts: 9:30 AM
Length of walk: 1 mile


Iowa State Fairgrounds
3000 E. Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50317



Tori Lemke
Email | (515) 802-3333

Greater Iowa Chapter
3580 EP True Parkway
Suite 101
West Des Moines, IA 50265