About Us

Balanced2Thrive is proud to continue our partnership with JDRF. JDRF is, “the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research,” which is why we have chosen their organization as our partner. 

In the summer of 2020, I, Blake Mosher, will have graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. Before enrolling in Medical School to eventually become an endocrinologist, I will run a 48 mile ultra-marathon at Letchworth State Park. The ultra-marathon will challenge all that I am. As a person living with T1D, I have exhausting days where my blood glucose levels refuse to cooperate. Although it will be difficult, I will not give up. Type 1 diabetes, “may change your habits and perspective, but will never change who you are,” and I am an adventure seeker. 

Funding T1D research is a natural choice for my Letchworth ultra-marathon. I have observed Dr. Basina in her endocrinology clinic specializing in diabetes, researched in Dr. Meyer’s immunology lab focusing on T1D research at Stanford University, and was a camp counselor at the T1D kids Camp de Los Niños. These experiences encouraged me to do all that I can to fight for a cure for T1D. 

 

 

JDRF Research Funding is key to finding a CURE for Type 1 Diabetes.  Check out this link to see one example of how JDRF uses donation money to help find a CURE:

https://www.jdrf.org/blog/2015/03/02/investigating-the-role-of-regulatory-t-cells-in-t1d/

 

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