On October 25, 2018, Stonewall Sports Pittsburgh presented Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – Western Pennsylvania Chapter with a $2,000 donation representing monies raised from a September 7th special event hosted jointly by the Sand Volleyball & Kickball leagues.
Those that were unable to make it to the party and would still like to donate to the charity, should direct donations to the Stonewall Sports Pittsburgh team fundraising page for JDRF to help reach the overall goal of $2,500.
About the Special Event
Celebrating the End to Summer Sand Volleyball and Kickoff to Fall Kickball
On Friday, September 7, 2018, Stonewall Sports Pittsburgh gathered at Alloy 26 at Nova Place for a party to celebrate two of our sport leagues. Summer Sand Volleyball marked the end of their third season, while Fall Kickball kicked off their season by distributing T-Shirts.
Stonewall Sports Pittsburgh would like to acknowledge the hard work from both the Sand Volleyball and Kickball boards for joining forces for the event. The organization further thanks sponsors 5801 Video Lounge and Bell Isle Moonshine for their support and contributions to this event.
About Type 1 Diabetes & JDRF
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) 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.
JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people—and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it—by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new therapies, ensuring new therapies come to market and connecting and engaging the T1D community. Founded by parents determined to find a cure for their children with T1D, JDRF expanded through grassroots fundraising and advocacy efforts to become a powerhouse in the scientific community with dozens of U.S. locations and six international affiliates. We’ve funded more than $2 billion in research to date and made significant progress in understanding and fighting the disease. We must keep up the pace of funding so progress doesn’t slow or stop entirely.