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Team Claire For A Cure!

Hey All!    

     This year, I started an internship at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and it has profoundly affected my life. I have met so many incredible people and brave young souls who suffer daily from diabetes. I'm going to take part in JDRF's Ride to Cure Diabetes in July. Hundreds of other riders will accompany me in this ride to support the brave children and adults who suffer from Type 1 Diabetes.
     Type 1 diabetes (T1D) strikes both children and adults at any age. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness, amputations, nervous system disorders, and kidney diseases in children and adults. Thousands of children under the age of 10 constantly need to worry about their insulin levels when they should really be worried about playing with their peers. These children and adults suffering from T1D are the most courageous people I have ever met, and I am so blessed to have earned this internship at JDRF. I plan on riding my heart out to earn every last dollar to find a cure for these brave souls.  
     As the leader of the T1D community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat, and prevent T1D.  In this role, JDRF has funded more than $1.6 billion in diabetes research since its founding in 1970, and has meaningfully advanced the T1D scientific frontier and the management of this disease. Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality! Any donations are greatly appreciated. This is truly an amazing cause. I anxiously anticipate your support.

 

Thank you so much,

Cameron McCurdy

 

 

"I have diabetes because I'm so sweet!"- Norah, age 6

"The next day the doctors, my husband and myself sat with Claire and explained her diagnosis.  It was overwhelming to say the least.  While this disease could easily have derailed our vibrant, normally healthy, smart and very athletic child, it did not.  She fought back, even while having to have 5 shots of 2 different types of insulin a day and sometimes up to 10 or 11 finger pricks per day.  Within just a few weeks she was not only giving herself her insulin injections, but skating again with her hockey team and still managing to keep her grades at the high honors level.  She amazes me." Kathi, mother of an 11 year old diabetic. 

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Western MA Awards Night
Our Western Massachusetts awards night went off without a hitch! It was such a great time with some amazing people.

by Cameron McCurdy on Wed, Feb 29, 2012 @ 10:50 AM

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