Welcome to our Team Will & Maddie JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
Our families are taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing 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 it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
Our children need insulin in order to live, but despite diabetes, they are thriving and flourishing. Exciting new technologies and research is in the works to make living with T1D easier. However, there's a lot of work to be done.
JDRF is the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. This science is complex and costly. Please support us and join our team!