2014 Walk to Cure Diabetes
I’ve been doing the Western NY Chapter and the Westchester County Chapter JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes since 2001. It’s that time of the year again to begin my efforts for the Western New York Chapter being held at Delaware Park in Buffalo, NY on June 8th, 2014.
My team is Calla’s Crusaders and we are taking steps to help JDRF achieve its goal of improving the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. By joining our walk team or making a donation, you will be helping us to raise funds to directly support research with the greatest potential to conquer this disease.
The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes is a fun, happy, healthy, and effective way to show your support for all those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and to raise funds for JDRF—the leading global organization focused on T1D research.
Calla Rusch, the team captain, has been a type 1 diabetic (T1D) for the last 17 years, since she was 9 years old. She is currently on an OmniPod insulin pump, which controls blood sugars levels better, but still is not a cure for diabetes. She also uses the Dexcom CGM to continuously monitor her blood sugar levels.
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.
This year, I am expanding my efforts to raise money for JDRF by selling our specially made Calla’s Crusaders T-Shirts online. As of right now, they are pre-sale and will be available for shipping sometime in May.