CELLMATES ON THE RUN FOUNDATION:
What is CELLMATES ON THE RUN????
Cellmates on the Run is the official running team of the Chicago Diabetes Project (CDP) that brings individuals together to achieve a common goal: cure diabetes. When you support the CDP you’ll be raising money to advance diabetes research and a functional cure through islet cell transplants. Together, every mile brings us closer to a functional cure for diabetes. To date we have raised over $1 million to fund life-changing diabetes research. With your help, we’ll be 26.2 miles closer to a cure.
Why am SO HAPPY TO BE APART OF THEIR TEAM????
I am so excited to be a part of Team Cellmates to combine my passion for running and supporting this amazing cause! It all began when I met my boyfriend over 6 years ago who has Type 1 Diabetes. As he was showing me his insulin pump I realized I had minimal understanding of this disease. Little did I know, my boyfriend and others I have met with T1D, would help me discover one of my passions in life: caring for kids with Type 1 Diabetes and providing support to find a cure. I have seen T1D at its' best and at its' worst, in my personal life, at a diabetes camp, and as an Emergency Pediatric Nurse. These are the strongest people I know. Although I will never fully understand what it’s like living with T1D, I only hope that no one can relate to it in the future.