MSUFCU to Join in Fight to Cure Type 1 Diabetes
On Saturday, August 2, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) will be hosting the Walk to Cure Diabetes on MSU’s campus, starting and finishing at Auditorium Field. Because of the Credit Union’s commitment to the community, April Clobes, MSUFCU's Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO), will be the event’s Corporate Chair. The event will also feature Honorary Chair and MSU Head Football Coach, Mark Dantonio.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D.
T1D, also called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a disorder of the body’s immune system that requires those who have it to take insulin in order to stay alive. People with diabetes must undergo multiple injections daily or have insulin delivered through an insulin pump, balance food intake and exercise, and test their blood sugar six or more times a day.
“We are excited to work with JDRF this year to show our support of those with type 1 diabetes and to the researchers who are working hard to find a cure,” said April Clobes, MSUFCU Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “The Walk to Cure Diabetes is yet another way for the Credit Union to combine our efforts with our members and the community to make a big difference.”
MSUFCU employees have been working together to help support this cause throughout the summer. From signing up for the walk, to donating to the cause, our staff is committed to this event and we hope to help in any way we can. However, to make an even bigger impact, we invite you to join us in our efforts to make a difference in the lives of those impacted by T1D. Show your support by signing up for the Walk to Cure Diabetes today!