Published by Mark Roden, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is a serious and stressful disease to manage. With T1D, the pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. This means one must constantly monitor your blood-sugar level, administer insulin, and carefully balance these insulin doses with eating and activity just to stay alive. JDRF is the only global diabetes foundation with a strategic plan to end T1D. One of the main fundraisers for JDRF is in the form of the “One Walk” held nationwide. The walks are often attended by thousands of people, all walking to help raise money to find a cure for T1D.
Just over a year ago we found out that my youngest daughter Paige Roden has Type 1 Diabetes. JDRF has been amazing in helping our family initially cope with the disease, but also being there in support of us when we needed it and providing community support for families in our situation. Ethan Parham is also on the Odd Socks team, in the One Walk band and supports One Walk and JDRF through these fundraising efforts.
Last year, PSC Group sponsored The Odd Socks walk team as part of the work done through the Philanthropic Committee. We raised over $5,000 as a team and we were incredibly proud of what we achieved in our first year.
The PSC team is doing the Walk in Schaumburg, Illinois again this year on September 30th.
Please consider donating your time and or fundraising for the team so that we may find a cure for T1D. You can do both from the links to Paige and Ethan's pages below. They're working together as The Odd Socks Team to raise as much as they can for the event and JDRF.
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