Welcome to St. Mark's Saints for a Cure Walk Team Page
This is the ninth year that St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Richmond, Texas has formed a team, Saints for a Cure, to participate in the JDRF Walk. Last year our team was able to raise more than $3,000 thanks to the generous contributions of thirty-two families and individuals.
While this pandemic has brought much disruption and uncertainty to our world, some things have not changed – the drive and commitment to a vision of creating a world without type one diabetes, and that this Fall, the Houston Gulf Coast Chapter’s JDRF One Walk will take place! Although we will not be able to gather together in large groups at the walk site in Houston, we also realize it is the unified spirit of the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community coming together as one force rallying for an end to T1D. A reimagined One Walk will NOT change that unity and commitment to finding a cure. So while St. Mark's Saints for a Cure will not actually have walk participants "on the ground" we will come together as a T1D community to show support for one another, celebrate our relentless spirit, and raise critical funds for type one research put at risk due to the COVID-19 crisis.
St. Mark's Saints for a Cure will participate this year in the first ever JDRF National Walk Day to be held on November 1, 2020, with hopes of increasing the money raised for the thousands and thousands of Type One patients whose hopes remain with the research being funded by JDRF.
We are taking steps to help JDRF achieve its goal of improving the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. By joining our Walk Team and making a donation, you will be helping us to raise funds to directly support research with the greatest potential to conquer this disease.
We are motivated by the courage and perseverance of those facing the everyday challenges of type 1 diabetes - they are the reason we challenge ourselves to give more, to do more, to achieve more. We challenge ourselves to make a real difference in the lives of those with T1D.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by making a donation? No amount is too small to help those who face the Type One challenge daily. All we need you to do is click on the Donate to This Team button to make a donation to St. Mark's Saints for a Cure.
St. Mark's Saints for a Cure is proud to participate in this event and thanks you for your support of this very worthwhile cause.
Chris Abbott - Team Captain