Now it is personal. For the past 5 years I have supported the Dana Farber Institute through the Pan Mass Challenge whose purpose is to help with the funding for cancer research. An annual 2 day bike ride that covers 185 miles through Massachusetts. I will still support my many friends that take part in the PMC and now I will also focus on the JDRF.
As many of you know late last year my son Zachary was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (TD1). T1D affects only 1.25m people out of the total 30m that have both type 1 and type 2. I’m taking part in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes because I’m up for a physical and mental challenge that I know will be a great experience. And, the money I raise will change the lives of Zachary and millions of people who struggle with the burden of type 1 diabetes (T1D) every day.
The ride is a 1 day 100 mile ride through and around Amelia Island in hot Florida on October 6th.
Did you know T1D:
- Is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin – the hormone that controls blood sugar levels
- Strikes children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle
- Requires constant carb counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin
- Is a constant balancing act that results in stress and sleepless nights
There is no way to prevent T1D and there is no cure – yet. But JDRF is working hard to change that.
Every dollar you donate today funds research for breakthroughs to help everyone with T1D live healthier and longer, until this disease no longer exists.
With your support, we will turn Type One into Type None.
If you would like to donate to Ted’s page, please visit: https://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?fr_id=7372&pg=personal&px=11902037