Junior Diabetes Research Foundation’s 5k for Type 1 Diabetes cure

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The Junior Diabetes Research Foundation held a 5k fundraiser at the Malosky stadium at UMD. The organization helped raised over $16,000 funds that go towards the efforts of researching a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

Jamie Baye, a parent volunteer with the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation’s 5k fundraiser talked more about Type 1 diabetes. “Diabetes encompasses every single part of their life. It’s loss of sleep, it’s pain, it’s fevers, it’s high blood sugar, It’s it’s a lot and overtakes every single aspect of their lives.” Baye said. “So we are here to celebrate type one diabetes warriors, as well as their family, their caregivers. Their victories, give some hope for the future.”

The Junior Diabetes Research Foundation is the leading global organization funding Type 1 Diabetes research. Its mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.

Baye also talked about this year’s 5k, compared to last year’s. “Well, last year we had it. We took over the lakefront and it was a wonderful but it was so cold, it was snowing, it was hailing.” Baye said. “We had a huge turnout last year. We were very, very, very grateful. This year, obviously, the weather is helping and it’s been so delightful. So really we had a lot of the same activities But it’s fun to be able to see the people walk around and talk with each other and communicate with what they’re doing.”

For more information about the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation you can look here. For another story about Type 1 Diabetes you can read more here.