I’m running 50K for Joe

Joe-London-Aug2013If you know me personally, you already know my son Joe was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the end of November 2011. Joe’s pancreas has stopped working properly, so he uses an insulin pum to manage his diabetes, as well as counting his carbohydrates in order to stay alive.

When people buy one of my lovely quilts, a £10 donation is given to a choice of 3 charities, one of which is JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) the type 1 diabetes charity, improving lives until we find a cure.

In 2012, I ran the Manchester 10K to raise funds for Diabetes UK and thanks to lots of generous people, raised over £500. This year I am upping my challenge by running the Wilmslow half marathon on 23rd March, The Manchester 10K on 18th May and The Great North Run on 7th September.

All the money I raise will go direct to JDRF to fund research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.

JDRF give a voice to people with type 1 diabetes and campaign for increased focus on, and funding for, research to find the cure. Joe is going to The Houses of Parliament on 11th March, as part of JDRF’s #CountMeIn campaign to raise awareness about type 1 and lobby for more research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

You can donate by clicking on this link; http://www.justgiving.com/Lisa-Watson8

Many thanks for your support. Lisa x