Walk to Cure Diabetes

As many of you may already know, I participate every year in the Buffalo Walk to Cure Diabetes and the Westchester Walk to Cure Diabetes. Both walks help raise funds to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, and to make it easier for those suffering with type 1 diabetes, like myself.

Here is a little bit of background information…. I am currently 24 years old, and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 9. I wear an insulin pump called the OmniPod which helps to control my blood sugar levels better — but it is not a cure for Type 1 Diabetes! While many people believe that insulin is a cure for diabetes, it is only a way to manage the disease and try to prevent its complications. That’s why I am committed to JDRF – the only global organization with a strategic plan to fight T1D. JDRF raises funds for research to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until it is no longer a threat to anyone.

Unfortunately, this year I will be unable to participate in the Buffalo Walk in June. I am graduating college in late May; I have a vacation adventure planned for the beginning of June, and I am unable to travel to Buffalo for the Walk. I am however still raising money for JDRF and need your support! Click below to donate now.

My walk team, Calla’s Crusaders, was started in 2001 as a family team in Buffalo NY. We started walking at University at Buffalo; moved locations to Fantasy Island and this year are walking at Delaware Park in Buffalo. In 2011. I created a secondary Calla’s Crusaders team in Westchester County and our team has continued to grow! I am looking forward to raising awareness for type 1 diabetes, and raising money to be one step closer to finding a cure!

Did you know that JDRF funds a major portion of all type 1 diabetes research worldwide? That’s more than any other charity! In fact, JDRF funding and leadership is associated with most major scientific breakthroughs in type 1 diabetes research to date, and a cure for type 1 diabetes is within reach. This is why I am asking for your help and support. Please make a donation.

If you wish to join the team for the 2013 Walk to Cure Diabetes in Buffalo, NY on June 9th, please click here: http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk-NY/Chapter-WesternNewYork4424?px=1249609&pg=personal&fr_id=2195

If you would like to visit my walk webpage and see how close I am to reaching my goal, click here: https://secure3.convio.net/jdrf3/site/Donation2?idb=194518292&df_id=3060&FR_ID=2195&PROXY_ID=1249609&PROXY_TYPE=20&3060.donation=form1

Interested in learning more about Calla’s Crusaders and how diabetes affects my life?

Follow Calla’s Crusaders on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/callascrusaders
Read my diabetic tweets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/atype1diabetic
Read my Type 1 Diabetic Blog: http://www.iamatype1diabetic.wordpress.com
Watch my Type 1 Diabetic Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/IamaType1Diabetic
Or Follow my Diabetic pins on Pintrest: http://pinterest.com/misscallanicole/i-am-a-type-1-diabetic/

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