Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
Meet Jack! Jack is the 4 year old nephew of Josh Dlouhy, a co-worker and supporter of our Walk for the Cure. Jack has been insulin dependent since he was 11 months old. Like many small children with T1D, Jack struggles with the "unfairness" of the disease. He can't eat what the other kids eat and he can't have as much as they have. In a 4 year old's world, few things are worse than being treated so differently. Jack is one of the reasons that we will walk to help find a cure. During the next few weeks, we'll continue to put up photos of our other family and friends who have and continue to struggle with both T1D and T2D.
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.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? 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!