FUND A CURE
At the JDRF One Promise Gala on April 29, 2017 there will be a moment when the room is stilled and the story of hope unfolds. . . we call it Fund A Cure.
Fund A Cure is a unique opportunity for you to donate to the mission of JDRF.
This year we are pleased to have Dr. Amy L Stankavage and her daughter, Ava Brielle Stankavage, share their stories of life with type 1
diabetes. Amy and Ava are from Pottsville, PA. Amy is 39 years old and graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Thomas Jefferson University. For the last 14 years, Amy has worked as the Lead Acute Care PT at LVHN-Schuylkill. Amy was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 19 while attending West Chester University. Although it was a shock, Amy took diabetes by storm, and never looked back. She was able to achieve all of her goals but just had to plan a little more frequently. She ran a half marathon, coached high school basketball, worked full time, received her Doctorate, ran and walked in many races raising money for JDRF, became a mentor for the faces of type 1 diabetes, and most importantly became a mom to a beautiful and special daughter, Ava.
Ava is currently 5 years old and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 2.5 years old. After the diagnosis, Ava said to her mom, "Mom, now we are diabetes buddies!" She is involved in gymnastics and dance, and enjoys singing and playing with her friends. She is able to independently test her blood glucose and work her Omnipod pump with minimal help.
Amy and Ava were chosen to be speakers at the JDRF Hershey Elegance Gala in June of 2016, and now "The Diabetes Buddies" are proud to the Fund A Cure speakers for the Passport to a Cure Gala on April 29th.
REMEMBER…Your 100% tax-deductible contribution will drive research toward Artificial Pancreas, Prevention, JDRF Research Therapy Areas and more.
Thank you for your support!
Together, we will find a cure for type 1 diabetes.
WE'RE THE STOP AT NOTHING TYPE
JDRF exists for the millions of children, adults, and families affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) every single day. Their determination to overcome this disease strengthens ours to end it by funding life-changing T1D research.
T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin — a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.
Your participation in JDRF events ensures that JDRF can continue funding critical T1D research. With your support, this research will continue to bring us closer to a world without T1D.
For any questions, concerns, or interest in getting involved, please contact Christina Cimino at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-227-0371