Welcome to the Allscripts JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page! We are preparing for this year's Walk for the Cure that takes place Oct. 5th and we would like as many Allscripts associates to either walk that day, or participate in the fundraising leading up to the walk, or both! There is no cost to walk. And your friends and family are invited to join us too.
We have a number of teams that will be available for people to join. We also have a step challenge that is being planned for anyone to participate in and help raise donations from allscripts against your tracked steps you take, from Sept. 29 - Oct. 2. Please check with Abbie Fleming or Erica Palsis for more information.
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.
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day! Look for the Allscripts tent to find your colleagues on October 5th