Walkers Bring Diabetes Cure a Few Steps Closer

On May 26, 2018, our family joined about 150 other walkers at Nicholas Sheran park in Lethbridge for the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Walk to Cure Diabetes.

Our daughter Brooklyn, pictured with the family pet Zip, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in November 2015 when she was eight years old. Since then, we have been actively involved with JDRF, an organization that raises money and funds diabetes research.

This year the participants in the Lethbridge walk raised more than $20,000! Thanks in part to the generous donation of $100 by HSAA’s Social Justice Committee, Brooklyn’s team was able to raise $1,300. The money will be given to researchers in Canada and the U.S. to help “cure, prevent, and treat” Type 1 Diabetes. Several of these researchers are right here in Alberta.

Since its inception in 1970 (1974 in Canada), JDRF has funded more than $1.9 billion US in Type 1 diabetes research and clinical trials. There have been many exciting advances over the last couple of years and a lot of promising developments are in the clinical-trial phase. Your support is greatly appreciated!

For more information on JDRF and the great work they do, or to make a donation, visit www.jdrf.ca.