Fight Childhood Diabetes

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Go With Granger to Fight Childhood Diabetes September 24th at Liberty Park!

If you are the parent of a child with Type 1 Diabetes, chances are you feel pretty exhausted. The constant monitoring, day in and day out, the trips to the hospital, the daily fear that your child could die at any time, or the long, anxious wait hoping for a therapy dog to help ease some of the strain – the challenges can feel insurmountable.

Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease unrelated to diet or lifestyle (unlike type 2) that can affect children and adults when the pancreas stops making insulin. Without a balanced blood sugar level insulin makes possible, coma and even death is possible, no matter how carefully you have worked to manage your child’s disease. In 2010, type 1 and 2 diabetes was the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. At the moment, no cure has been discovered, so exhaustive disease management is the only option.

Researchers are hard at work trying to innovate new medical treatments that can make life easier or cure diabetes all together, but it takes a lot of time and a lot of money. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund is a non-profit that sponsors 5k fundraisers and other events, and they will be hosting a “One Walk” Saturday, September 24th at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. Granger Medical Clinic is going to have an employee team participating, and all are welcome to join or donate to our team, “Go With Granger.”

Check in is at 8am, and the walk starts at 9am. It is a 5k and donations are being accepted here:

http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk/UtahChapter4670?fr_id=6371&pg=entry

If you would like to join the Granger Team, you can register here:

http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk/UtahChapter4670?pg=entry&fr_id=6371

Granger employees and family members will receive a t-shirt to wear during the run.

Let’s work together to raise money to fight this debilitating disease!