Hello Family & Friends!! In 2017, Team Shooting 4 A Cure's goal is to raise funds for the millions of people living with and/or are affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). The money I help raise toward our team's goal will help JDRF fund critical research to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until no one has to fear developing the disease.
T1D 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 currently no cure.
JDRF is the largest non-governmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. This science is complex and costly, and every single dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
If you know ME then you know how important I believe personal health is and just how challenging health problems can be. T1D is serious but organizations, mainly JDRF, have helped fund the testing and production of medical devices and treatments that can make T1D much easier and more manageable so that T1Ds can have a normal life! Over the past year, you've seen upgrades to electronic devices which can receive minute-by-minute blood glucose readings (continuous glucose monitoring) in the cloud and on our wrists! This helps T1Ds do simple things like go for a swim in the pool or play at the park without having a medical emergency. JDRF helps fund development of improved technology, like insulin pumps (compared to insulin pens or syringes) help give precise dosages of insulin for meals, tasty beverages and any other food or drink consumed! Another tech tool is a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) that is checking blood glucose every 5-6 minutes to give an idea of what the blood glucose is doing! Such an awesome tool!!! JDRF is also the leader in supporting and funding groups who make life easier for T1Ds until Type 1 can become Type None.
Please support me and donate to my Walk fundraising campaign with our team: Shooting 4 A Cure. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. If you have $1 or more to offer, your gift will be graciously accepted!! Thank you for your support!
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).