Seven year old Sammy was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in 2012 when she was just 17 months old.
Sammy is the Manitoba Ambassador for juvenile diabetes and is just one of the many children affected by this condition.
Not many know that even kids (or babies) can be affected by this auto-immune disease which is not preventable and has no cure.
Since she was diagnosed as a baby, Sammy has had more than 15,000 insulin injections because her body does not produce insulin.
TEAM SAMMY AND BLUE STREAK FOR JDRF
For many years, Tracey and her family has been actively organizing events to help support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
JDRF is the leading global organization funding and supporting T1D research.
Their goal is to raise funds to support the most advanced international research and progressively remove the impact of this disease from T1 D affected lives – to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure them.
Zumba for JDRF this summer!
On Saturday, August 18, 2018, for the first time, a Zumba masterclass fundraiser in support of JDRF will be held with the help of a group of Zumba Instructors (ZIN) volunteers.
The “Zumba for JDRF to Cure Diabetes” brings together families, neighbors and friends in an evening of dance fitness @ the Maples Collegiate, 1330 Maples.
Together with Sammy and her family- ZINs Shirley, Jen, Leah (Zwaggers), Cecilia and Daisy and friends hope to create awareness about T1D in children.
ZIN Shirley said the event will bring some of the dance craze of the 90’s 80’s or 70′ s back on the dance floor. “Yay! We are excited to see you in your retro costume as we all have fun for a good cause.”
Supporters of this event will be able to do their share in joining Sammy’s family in their mission. Donation of $10 entrance fee includes entrance to the event, snacks and chance to win door prizes. Event coincides with Zwagger’s 5th Anniversary.
While sweet and smart Sammy bravely fight and face her day-to-day journey with needles and pokes, JDRF hopes that through support from donors, research work will accelerate to finally find the cure for children with T1D.
Join the fun, dance your heart out and spread some Zumba Love to support children like Sammy.
Thank you to all generous sponsors. For more information on the projects that JDRF is currently sponsoring, please check: