One Dream Gala - Come Together for a Cure

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JDRF Oklahoma - Tulsa

  • 25 people are interested

Needing volunteers for a variety of jobs for our gala for Type 1 Diabetes. Jobs include, set-up, registration, helping guests out in the ballroom, clean-up. Any volunteers can sign up for specific times they can help. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

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About JDRF Oklahoma - Tulsa

Location:

907 S. Detroit Ave., Suite 1006, Tulsa, OK 74120, US

Mission Statement

Accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications

Description

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. And, at present, there is no cure.

In T1D, your pancreas stops producing insulin-a hormone the body needs to get energy from food. This means a process your body does naturally and automatically becomes something that now requires your daily attention and manual intervention. If you have T1D, you must constantly monitor your blood-sugar level, inject or infuse insulin through a pump, and carefully balance these insulin doses with your eating and activity throughout the day and night.

However, insulin is not a cure for diabetes. Even with the most vigilant disease management, a significant portion of your day will be spent with either high or low blood-sugar levels. These fluctuations place people with T1D at risk for potentially life-threatening hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic episodes as well as devastating long-term complications such as kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, blindness and amputation. Learn more about T1D.

WHEN

Fri Nov 01, 2019
03:00 PM - 11:45 PM  

WHERE

100 East 2nd StreetTulsa, OK 74103

(36.15398,-95.99103)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Would like to at least commit to 4 hours.
  • Must have dress style clothes, good with standing for long periods of time, and can lift no more than 20lbs.

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