Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
It has been 22 years since our son Zack was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D)—on Election Day 1994, at 6-1/2 years old. Those who have supported me in previous walks know about Zack and how he has never allowed diabetes to control his life. He has never let it keep him from pursuing his dreams or setting goals.
He does all that while still juggling his job as Senior Manager, Marketing Communications at Weill-Cornell Medical School's Dept. of Healthcare Policy Research, in NYC, and now being a new homeowner with Dave, with all the responsibilities that brings. It makes me so proud that he still is successfully managing his Type 1 diabetes, while remaining such an upbeat, hardworking, caring person.
New developments in diabetes research have immunologists working on ways to prevent T1D, and there is very promising work on regenerating islet cells (to produce insulin again). These developments are largely due to the generosity of walk supporters.
For the past twenty years, I have participated in walks to raise funds to help find a cure for diabetes. This year's Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s JDRF One Walk will be on September 25, and once again I am asking you to support my commitment to raise money for the critically needed research to find that cure. JDRF was founded by committed parents four decades ago. Since then, the organization has provided more than $1.9 billion for research. Almost two million Americans are living with T1D, and more than 40,000 people are projected to be diagnosed with this condition over the next year.
On behalf of Zack, thank you so much for your support and for helping JDRF create a world without T1D.
Your donation will count towards the team's fundraising total. In addition, please give credit to the person that asked for your support to recognize them for their efforts in creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).