JDRF One Walk [ 2016 ]

I was first introduced to the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) walk last year when asked to photograph the teams. Prior to that, I'll admit, I was clueless. To my understanding, diabetes was something that mostly affected overweight adults and maybe a few others...I had no idea that there were so many children/young, otherwise healthy, individuals that were also affected by this disease. As a nearly 30 year old who has dealt with a 'strong dislike' of needles most of her life, seeing so many kids who get "pricks" several times a day really puts things into perspective. I have so much respect for these kids and families, as well as their friends and organizations like 'JDRF' who have stepped up and are DOING something to help find a cure. What a cool thing to be a part of...

 

 A very special thanks to the planning committee and volunteers who really help make events like this happen. This is truly an amazing group of people, both inside and out. 

A very special thanks to the planning committee and volunteers who really help make events like this happen. This is truly an amazing group of people, both inside and out. 

 #selfie

#selfie

And thanks to all the groups / individuals who came out. I didn't get a chance to talk to all of you, but seeing all the support was inspiring to say the least.