Frank's Footers





  • Team Frank's Footers 2016

    Team Frank's Footers 2016

Putting an end to T1D, one step at a time

It's that time again!  On October 22, 2017, Team Frank's Footers will once again be taking part in JDRF One Walk to change the future for everyone affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D).

This is a special year for Frank's Footers.  This will be our 10th Anniversary Walk!  With T1D, there are no days off.  I have to test my blood sugar several times a day and pay close attention to what I eat. I worry about things like keeping a balance between blood sugar lows and highs.  It’s a lot for someone my age to have to think about every day.  

By walk day 2017, I will have endured over 43,000 finger sticks, more than 3,000 injections, and almost 1,400 insulin pump infusion set changes.  I will have walked 55 K at the Walks and added miles raising awareness and fundraising for our cause.  I do it because the promising research JDRF is funding gives me hope that I won't have to live with T1D forever!

Will you please help make this a reality by making a donation towards my Walk fundraising goal today? Just click the button below to visit my fundraising page.  And please join us on Walk day!

Thank you for your support!

Frank John LaPinta

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Date and time

October 22, 2017
Check-in: 8:30 AM
Starts: 10:00 AM
Length of walk: 5K/3.2 Miles


Eisenhower Park Field 6/6A
1899 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554



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