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Run for Type 1 - 2023 virtual

Tue September 5 - Thu February 1 Alto, MI 49302 US Directions

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Alto, MI US 49302


This race is the virtual option for those that cannot make our in person race in Dutton, MI.  Signing up for the virtual race will snag you one of our awesome 2023 shirts and a handmade finisher medal!  We hope you can join us in raising money for Type 1 research, no matter where you live!

All proceeds from this race will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), in honor of Beau Joyner.  This race is organized by John Joyner, his older brother.  Beau was diagnosed two days before Christmas with Type 1 Diabetes.  Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disorder, caused by your body's immune system attacking your pancreas and insulin producing cells.  What that means is, Beau needs to monitor his blood sugar 24 hours a day via finger pricks or a continuous blood sugar monitor. He must take an insulin shot before eating anything with carbohydrates.  There is currently no cure for this disease, but the Juvenile Diabetes Research foundation gave Beau a stuffed bear named Rufus, a new bag with a book about diabetes for children and helped to make this diagnosis just a little bit easier for him to handle.  JDRF also funds research and matches families with clinical trials for their children.

We are grateful for the comfort JDRF gave our son and want to help fund the work they do for other children like Beau in the hope that one day, there will not be a need for insulin shots or alarms going off in the middle the night.

Since 2017, there has been a 30% increase in the number of people diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and that number is expected to continue to rise.  Please help us do something to make this disability a little less traumatic, even if it's just with a bear.


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