Team Brilliant





We will turn Type One into Type None

Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!  

     My brother has type 1 diabetes, and I have seen many of the struggles that my family has faced, and thoroughly understand the problems that the other three million Americans who carry the disease drag with them. I have a great respect for my mother and all other care takers who have to constantly keep an eye out. Diabetes never takes a rest and neither should our search for the cure!

We have chosen to make a team this year, named Team Brilliant, after our family, as part of the Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes in order to help the cause and raise awareness for the millions of people affected with T-1 diabetes.

JDRF, Juvinial Diabete Research Foundation, was founded in 1970 and the organization has raised over 1.7 million dollars for diabetes research. Consequently, JDRF has paved the road to a cure for T-1 diabetes. Though so much has been improved, so much more is yet to be discovered. Slowly but surely!

Our goal: We want to not only raise as much money as possible, but we also strive to inspire others to also take leadership by spreading the word about our team. We feel that it is vital for people to understand the full concept of what type one diabetes is and to help find a cure. 

Please join Team Brilliant and make a donation if you can to our team.

Thank you for your support!

- Team Brilliant


Justin Brilliant                 Josh Sussman  

847 - 989 - 1727              847 - 835 - 6301

--Please share the word to your friends and family, and feel free to email us with any questions! (Example: fundraising tips)--

Important Facts

• Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults—approximately 80 people per day—are diagnosed with T1D in the U.S.

• Approximately 85 percent of people living with T1D are adults, and 15 percent of people living with T1D are children.

• The prevalence of T1D in Americans under age 20 rose by 23 percent between 2001 and 2009.

Source: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation


Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!

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Date and time

October 5, 2014
Check-in: 8:30 AM
Starts: 9:30 AM
Length of walk: 5K (3.1 Miles)


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