Hello, everyone! I'll be running the New York City Marathon on November 4th. Until then I'll be training, modifying my diet, selecting the right apparel, and countless other tasks that will require a great deal of time, thought, and effort.
Luckily, I will not have the additional burden of worrying about my blood sugar levels reaching dangerously high or low levels. This is not the case for as many as three million Americans, including my sister Annie, afflicted with type 1 diabetes (also known as juvenile diabetes). A type 1 diabetic must constantly test their blood sugar levels and balance it with insulin injections, diet adjustments, and exercise. It is a full-time job to live with diabetes and while it is manageable, there is no cure.
Please support me in raising $2,620 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes research. That's $10 for every tenth of a mile I run on November 4th.
Feel free to pass this on to anyone you know who wants to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Annie and I, along with all diabetics and their families, thank you for all that you are able to contribute. Wish me luck traversing the five boroughs on November 4th!