LIMA, Ohio -- It's going to take a village...and then some...to help cure juvenile diabetes.
But with your help, LEP will have a strong showing at this year's JDRF walk! The walk will benefit research and development into a cure for juvenile diabetes.
The event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29, at Heritage Park, located at 3325 Shawnee Rd. in Lima. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the walk begins at 1 p.m. The course route is approximately 5 kilometers.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is currently no cure.
JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
The challenge we've set ourselves - to raise money for JDRF and to walk - is modest compared to the daily challenges of life with T1D, which involves a 24/7, unrelenting cycle of blood sugar testing and insulin injections to manage the disease.
Please consider joining the fight. LEP needs your help!