2018 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF - 2018 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF
Fundraising Page of Jessica Raposo

Support My #JDRFWalkJourney

I have recently started working for JDRF.  In my short time here, I have been profoundly moved and inspired by the strength and resilience of the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community and in awe of the incredible advancements made in research and care.  

There are many misconceptions and myths about T1D.  Unlike type 2 diabetes, the cause of T1D is unknown - it is not caused by a poor diet or lifestyle.  It affects children and adults of all ages. T1D is a 24/7 disease....there is no day off.  Despite constant attention, people with T1D still run the risk of dangerously high blood sugar levels, which can lead to complications,or dangerously low blood sugar levels, which can result in a coma.  While insulin injections or infusion allow a person with T1D to stay alive, they do not cure the disease, nor prevent long-term complications. Diabetes is the leading cause of amputations,blindness, kidney and heart disease, and other debilitating conditions.  Over 300,000 Canadians live with T1D.

Please support my JDRF Canada? walk campaign today.  No amount is too small – every dollar brings us closer to turning turn type 1 into type none!  And between now and May 18th, all donations $25+ will be matched by our title sponsor Sun Life Financial!

Thank you for your support!

Jessica



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