Today, more than 6 Australians will be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. At the moment, this means a lifetime of insulin injections or infusion to stay alive, plus regular painful fingerpricks and careful blood glucose management. The disease can strike anyone at any time, and currently affects more than 120,000 Australians.
JDRF is the leading global organisation funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.
We have 15 exclusive Charity Champion spots for Run Melbourne on Sunday 29 July 2018. As a Charity Champion runner, all you need to do is raise $1,000 and you will get all the following perks:
If you can’t commit to raising $1,000 for Team Cure Diabetes, we’d still love to have you on our team. Just register for Run Melbourne here, then set up your Everyday Hero page as part of Team Cure Diabetes. As soon as you raise $100 we’ll send out your Team Cure Diabetes running shirt.
Learn more about what it’s like to live with type 1 diabetes.