Welcome to my personal Team JDRF to Cure Diabetes fundraising page! I'm so excited be a part of Team JDRF for the 2019 Chicago Marathon!
My 16 year old son Grant was diagnosed with T1D in 2014. Over the last four years we've learned how to live a new normal with T1D. It's not easy and especialy for a teenager. We have to find a cure so kids and adults do not have to live with the struggles of managing this disease every day.
I ran my first marathon in 2018 and am challenging myself for another race, but with this great cause as my motivation.
Type 1 diabetes 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 no cure.
JDRF is the largest nongovernmental 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 dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
Please support me and donate to my fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?
Thank you for your support!