I am proud to announce that I have joined the JDRF One Walk NSW 2017. I have created a team which you can either join or donate to. Any kind of support is welcome and appreciated! You can also come on the big day and support us from the finish line with refreshments!
It will be held at the Cathy Freedman Park (Sydney Olympiv Park, 2127) on Sunday 3rd December, starting at 9am. Throughout the day, as well as the walk itself, there will be children's activities (like colouring in and face painting), sport games (such as tug-o-war and bubble soccer), trade stands (with lots of medical info), music and food (because we all love a good aussie sausage sizzle). FREE ENTRY and children welcome (duh!). Have a look at the event page on Facebook HERE.
You can also visit our team and donate HERE.
What is JDRF AUSTRALIA?
JDRF is the world's leading not-for-profit supporter of type 1 diabetes research. They bring research results into the lives of people living with type 1 diabetesand work towards a cure. They also provide support to the type 1 diabetes community with information resources and personnal connection.
You can follow their Research Progress Blog HERE.
About JDRF One Walk
Each year, JDRF One Walk brings together about a million people from around the globe to raise over $85 million for life-changing T1D research. This success is only possible because of the support, commitment and strength of our global community.
JDRF is here for 120,000 Australians challenged by type 1 diabetes every single day. If you have read the rest of my blog, you must know a little bit about diabetes (or else, you're a bit lost here, aren't you?). But if you do not know a thing about T1D, here is a little bit of information for you: T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin - a hormone that turns food into energy. The disease strikes both children and adults suddenly and is not caused by diet or lifestyle. T1D requires constant blood-glucose testing through painful finger pricks, and a constant supply of insulin by injection or pump, just to stay alive.
I find JDRF's walk is a great way to make a difference, while having a nice day out with friends. As their slogan says "Together, we can walk to the finish. And turn type one into type none."
I am going to walk to stand up for myself, to show off my battle scars and prove to the world, and myself as well, that if I walk, I can FIGHT. I am going to walk in support of others who are struggling like me. I am going to walk to celebrate our achievements, and I am going to walk to honour the ones who have gone to rest.
Thank you for your unending love and support.