Welcome to The Tom Squad's JDRF Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
On October 5th our family and friends will be walking in the JDRF Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes. As you may know, we have a personal connection with this disease that affects millions of children and adults. Our father, Tom, lost his long battle with type 1 diabetes on June 12, 2013.
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.
Please join The Tom Squad in Tom's memory on October 5, 2014 and be an active part of our team. 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!