GRAND PRIZE WINNER
A note from Adam Schefter
Ever wanted to tour a TV studio? What about attending “NFL Live”? And how about formulating the ultimate fantasy football team with an NFL insider? You can do it all just by donating as little as $10 to support JDRF and their important work funding research to cure, prevent, and treat type 1 diabetes.
I’ll fly you to Bristol, Connecticut, where you’ll tour the ESPN Studio and watch a filming of “NFL Live”. Don’t worry, we’ll cover your airfare and hotel accommodations.
All it takes is a donation of $10. If you’d like to donate more, you’ll get extra chances to win, plus some exclusive T-shirts and hoodie, a thank-you tweet and video, and even a 15-minute Skype session where we’ll discuss all things fantasy football. It’s all my way of saying thank you for your support.
Thanks for joining the fight to help eradicate type 1 diabetes. I’ll see one of you at “NFL Live”!
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent, and treat T1D and its complications. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. And, at present, there is no cure.
In T1D, your pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone the body needs to get energy from food. This means a process your body does naturally and automatically becomes something that now requires your daily attention and manual intervention. If you have T1D, you must constantly monitor your blood-sugar level, inject or infuse insulin through a pump, and carefully balance these insulin doses with your eating and activity throughout the day and night.
However, insulin is not a cure for diabetes. Even with the most vigilant disease management, a significant portion of your day will be spent with either high or low blood-sugar levels. These fluctuations place people with T1D at risk for potentially life-threatening hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic episodes as well as devastating long-term complications such as kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, blindness, and amputation. Learn more about T1D.
JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people—and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it—by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new therapies, ensuring new therapies come to market and connecting and engaging the T1D community. Founded by parents determined to find a cure for their children with T1D, JDRF expanded through grassroots fundraising and advocacy efforts to become a powerhouse in the scientific community with dozens of U.S. locations and six international affiliates. To date, they have funded more than $2 billion in research.