Amelia Island, Fla. - DBCC junior rower, Katie Dotson, is taking part in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) Ride to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, October 6. The ride will raise money to fund research of type 1 diabetes (T1D). "I’m up for a physical and mental challenge that I know will be the experience of a lifetime," said Dotson.
T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar levels. The disease affects children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. There is no way to prevent T1D and there is no cure – yet. JDRF is working hard to change that. Every dollar donated to Katie's ride funds research for breakthroughs to help everyone with T1D live healthier and longer. With your support, we will turn Type One into Type None. To give to T1D Research and support Dotson, go to:
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D