Peninsula College Pirates T1D Awareness Night
College basketball teams help raise awareness & funds for Type-1 Diabetes and JDRF
PORT ANGELES, Wash. – Wednesday, February 1st, marks the Peninsula College Pirates’ T1D Awareness Night. The Pirates will take on the North Seattle Storm as they hit the courts for a great cause, the JDRF. The women Pirates will take on the women Storm at 5pm while the men’s game will follow shortly afterwards at 7pm.
T1D Awareness Night will grant Type-1 Diabetics, and their families, free access to both games by simply wearing blue and showing their support of JDRF. The rest of the public is asked to wear blue in support of JDRF as well. The night will showcase local support group presence, a table set up for donations to the cause, and information about the upcoming “Kicking for Kids” JDRF fundraiser at Phoenix Dragon Martial Arts on April 14th.
Tickets are available at the gate in the Peninsula College Gym.
T1D is an autoimmune disease that can strike at any time. In T1D, a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. People with T1D need to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin (with injections or an insulin pump) multiple times every day, and carefully balance insulin doses with eating and daily activities throughout the day and night. However, insulin is not a cure for diabetes, and even with that intensive care, a significant portion of the day is still spent with either high or low blood sugar, placing people with T1D at risk for devastating complications such as heart attack, stroke, blindness, and amputation.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.
Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research. Past JDRF efforts have helped to significantly advance the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education.
For more information on Type 1 Diabetes and JDRF programs call Emma Good, South Sound Branch 206. 708.2235 or visit us at www.JDRF.org.