It's that time of year again for the JuvenileDiabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk To Cure Diabetes! As many of you arewell aware, I have been living with Type 1 Diabetes for over 21 years now. Iwas diagnosed on April Fool's Day, hence the team fundraising name "AprilFools 2 Cure Diabetes" :). I havehad my battles with my disease through the years but I am among the luckyones when it comes to my health thus far. If it wasn't for good people likeyou, I wouldn't be able to be the healthy strong woman I am today. Your love,donations and spreading of awareness for Diabetes has given me the advancedtechnology and support to live like any other person, and that is a fantasticfeeling!
Forthose of you who don't know what exactly Juvenile Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is, T1D is alife-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stopsproducing insulin - a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food.It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know itforever. It cannot be prevented and there is no found cure...yet.
JDRFis the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only globalorganization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. This science iscomplex and costly, and every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward researchcomes from donors like you.
Please support me and donate, walk or raise awareness to others to my fundraisingcampaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected bythis devastating, life-threatening disease. The walk I have registered to is inChicago but there are walks to participate in nation-wide. April Fools 2 CureDiabetes has the fundraising goal of $1000 to start with and every cent isappreciated.
If you have any personal questions or just want to get in touch, pleasee-mail me anytime. Again, thank you for the past years love and support and Ihope to see you soon.