Giving Back on #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Today is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back to make a positive impact in our communities and our world.

This year, this day has new meaning for our family. It's our first year supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in hope of a cure for our daughter Harper who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in February 2014.

Millions of people with T1D—and the families who love them—are hoping for a cure. Advances funded by JDRF, such as the artificial pancreas system and encapsulated cell replacement therapy, are bringing us closer to the day when we can defeat this terrible disease.

This holiday season, as you embrace the season of gift giving, consider giving to your favorite charity. The smallest gift can make the biggest impact for someone suffering from a disease or illness or someone without a home or food.

If you don't have a favorite charity, my friend Sarah has a few suggestions for worthy causes that are so deserving of your donations. Whatever you choose to give and to whichever charity you choose to give, your donation will make a difference.

You can learn more about advances being made in the quest for a cure for type 1 diabetes at

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