Ron Arthur of West Virginia is currently preparing for a triathlon journey from Cheat Lake to Marshall University to support type 1 diabetes research and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Arthur's daughter is 6 years old, and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last October.
Several months ago, Hannah Brown of Sevierville, Tennessee, noticed that her 4-year-old daughter Gracie was exhibiting signs of type 1 diabetes. As a nurse practitioner, Hannah was sure that Gracie's symptoms of frequent urination and constant thirst would lead to a diabetes diagnosis.
Luke Cady of Sacramento, California, is passionate about raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), especially since he has family members that suffer from type 1 diabetes. On September 9th, Luke will be participating in the Tour de Tahoe - a 72-mile bike ride around Lake Tahoe - to raise money for the cause.
For 8 years, Stephanie Morgan participated in numerous fundraising events to help support a close friend whose children had type 1 diabetes. In November 2010, Morgan's 5-year-old son Landon was also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Her knowledge about the condition was able to help her make sure her son received immediate treatment.
Scott Longanbach of Onset, Massachusetts, will be participating in the Stars Over Boston competition this year to help raise money and awareness for the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The winner of the competition will be awarded $500 that can be donated to the charity of their choice, and Longanbach has decided to donate his prize to the ADA if he wins.