Together we can find a cure!
Welcome to my fundraising page! I'm asking you to support me in the Garden State Tour de Cure® because finding a cure for diabetes is my life's work.
When I was growing up, a few people in my family had diabetes and I never thought much of it. But when I became pregnant with Parker, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. It literally changed my life.
All of a sudden, the baby I had prayed so hard for could be in danger if I didn't do everything...perfectly...right. But what did that mean? I thought I was already taking great care of myself, eating healthy foods, remaining active. Waking up each day and finding my fasting blood sugar elevated, it seemed like nothing I did was "right" and I was so frustrated. Even when Parker was born, she spent several days in the NICU with dangerously low blood sugar - and I wondered what I did "wrong."
Today alone, over 4,100 people will be diagnosed with some form of diabetes. More than 30 million adults and children in the United States are living with this terrible disease. I used to say I was lucky...when Parker was born, I got to step away from diabetes. But I soon learned, I'm now at a higher risk of developing T2 because of my GD. Others diagnosed every day don't have the luxury of stepping away, taking a break. None of us do.
So please help me reach my goal. When you donate:
- You spread awareness of the devastating effects of diabetes.
- You advocate for a child with diabetes to have the same learning opportunities at school.
- You fund life-saving research.
- You provide access to community programs and free resources that help those living with diabetes.
By participating in the Tour de Cure, I hope to inspire others to join me and raise money. Thank you for making a generous donation to this cause that is so important to me. xoxo
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