You're invited to join us!
Our young friend, Dominic Cuffaro, has been living with Type 1 Diabetes for over a year. Lakewood Ranch will be hosting a 5k event as a Fundraiser and awareness event. Please come support our friends this Saturday! Click the link below to find out how to participate or donate today. We hope to see you there! Thank you! (All information shared about people or events related to this topic and link have been provided by the patient's mother and with her request to share this information.) Click here to open Dominic's Page!
Dominic's Family says,
"Every dollar you donate to JDRF One Walk today will help fund research for better treatments to remove the daily burden of this disease—until there is a world without T1D.
We would love for you to join us at the walk, April 8th at Lakewood Ranch Main Street. We will provide everyone with team shirts. Please meet at our "Dominic's Anglers" tent at 9am for a group picture."
"Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, called beta cells. While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and—at present—nothing you can do to get rid of it."