To bring community and entertainment together to benefit those living with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes.

This cause will benefit JDRF through the Ron Santo's Walk-for-a-Cure 2010.

There will be an auxiliary event on Friday, May 21, 2010 @ CDandME in Frankfort.
Tickets include drinks, food, and entertainment. They are available at http://www.bandtogether2010.com

This year, we'll be taking part in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk to Cure Diabetes along with a half-million other walkers across the country. Our goal: To raise $105 million to help fund research for a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications.

Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, is a devastating, often deadly disease that affects millions of people--a large and growing percentage of them children.

Many people think type 1 diabetes can be controlled by insulin. While insulin does keep people with type 1 diabetes alive, it is NOT a cure. Aside from the daily challenges of living with type 1 diabetes, there are many severe, often fatal, complications caused by the disease.

That's the bad news... and yes, it's pretty bad.

The good news, though, is that a cure for type 1 diabetes is within reach. In fact, JDRF funding and leadership is associated with most major scientific breakthroughs in type 1 diabetes research to date. And JDRF funds a major portion of all type 1 diabetes research worldwide, more than any other charity.

1. http://www.bandtogether2010.com

2. http://walk.jdrf.org