JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
This year, I will be participating in my first JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, and I will be doing so in Louisville, KY, on October 22, along side my good friend Meredith, who has lived with Type 1 Diabetes for the last 11 years. I walk in support of Meredith and numerous other friends who live with this disease.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children. And as Meredith and hundreds of our friends in the Diabetes Online Community can attest, it is not an easy disease with which to live.
Finger sticks and multiple daily injections of insulin are only part of the hardships that people living with this disease face each and every day. Type 1 is both financially and emotionally taxing as well. Speak with Meredith or anyone living with this disease, and it becomes painfully clear why finding a cure is of the utmost importance.
The JDRF funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it’s making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
Please join Meredith & me in our walk and fund raising efforts to help find a cure. Each person who walks or makes a contribution makes a difference, and every penny earned will go a long way in our search for the cure.
We can show the world what can be done when people with all types of diabetes unite for a common cause.
Together, WE can make a Difference!
Mike Durbin, PWD Type 2
yay JDRF walk! thank you for sharing, and thank you to anyone in advance who can make a donation to our team!!
Alright!!! Very cool, Mike! Can’t wait to hear how the experience goes – I’m sure you and Mer will have some fun! Suzi, Riley and I are participating in the Indy-area JDRF Walk on Oct. 29, and we’re planning to dress Riley up in a D-themed costume! Good times ahead.
You rock, Mike! (And I’m more than a little bit envious that you’ll be hanging out with Meredith…) 🙂
It certainly is a widely successful and positive campaign – it really encourages people to get out there and support the cause. Donating money is important, but having the sense that you are taking physical action by joining in the walk further inspires people to do something important. And, of course, hopefully the money will go to the research labs and one day soon find us that long awaited cure.