About Juvenile Diabetes
|Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. T1D occurs when the body's immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells (beta cells) in the pancreas. While the causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing anyone can do to prevent T1D, and at present, nothing anyone can do to get rid of it.
Type 1 diabetes strikes both children and adults at any age. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on insulin which must be injected or pumped constantly, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications.
People living with T1D must test their blood sugar by pricking their fingers six or more times a day. People with diabetes must carefully balance their food intake, monitor themselves during exercise, and try to regulate their blood sugar levels in order to avoid hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemic (high blood sugar) reactions, which can be life-threatening.
The "Rallye for a Cure" is a fun way that you, your family, your business, and your club can help with the battle against T1D. My son, Jack, pictured in my 1960 MGA Roadster, is 17 years old, and has Type 1 Diabetes. Jack has been a huge help in creating the route for this rally, testing the drives, and finding donors, car clubs, and sponsors for this event.
JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research worldwide. Money raised for JDRF by the Rallye for a Cure will aid the organization’s goal of improving the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing the disease. For more information, visit www.jdrf.org.
The JDRF North Central CT/Western MA Chapter is located at 20 Batterson Park Road, Farmington, CT 06032. This local chapter hosts several walks, bike rides, school walks, and an annual Gala, collectively raising millions of dollars for T1D research. JDRF is helping to fund the Artificial Pancreas Project, and Jack participated in Mass General's human trial to test it out! Our family is thankful for the hard work of JDRF's staff, and for the opportunity to work alongside them in their dedicated efforts.
PLEASE join us in fighting this life-threatening disease!
If you cannot join us for the Rallye, please consider donating to the cause by clicking the Rallye grill badge below.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Great News!Jaguar Hartford has once again signed on to be a Platinum Sponsor and starting location for the 2016 "Rallye for a Cure!"
We raised over $30,000 to benefit
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
in our 3 years of "Rallye for a Cure!"
The "Rallye for a Cure" is a grassroots event whose mission it is to celebrate classic and vintage sports cars and their enthusiasts, while raising awareness and funds to benefit JDRF's mission to treat, prevent, and cure Type 1 Diabetes.
The Rallye invites all car enthusiasts to participate in a fun-filled day for the entire family! Owners of vintage, classic, sports, and modern cars are all invited to join in the fun of this Game-Tour-Adventure (GTA) Rallye. Each Rallye team consists of a driver and a navigator in one car. During the drive, navigators will be asked to record information about the route in the style of a "scavenger hunt," making the Rallye fun for all ages. The Rallye welcomes drivers and navigators of all experiences and family members of all ages.
The Rallye will begin at Jaguar Hartford in Hartford, CT. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, courtesy of Jaguar Hartford. Come view the cars, talk to other car lovers, and bid on some exciting auction items (preview these items, as they come in, on the Awards and Auction Items link on this site).
100% of all funds raised from this event benefit JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and its mission to prevent, treat, and cure Type 1 Diabetes. The registration fee is tax-deductible.
Individual team registration is $100.00 per vehicle (two-member teams).
Marque team registration is $200.00 per vehicle (represent your club and car marque).
The registration fee includes:
- Complimentary Breakfast at Jaguar Hartford at the Start of the Rallye
- Participation in the 2016 Connecticut Vintage and Classics Sports Car "Rallye for a Cure"
- Professional Photo of your Team and Car (photos will be available for download on this site after the event)
- Acknowledgement of your Tax-Deductible Donation
- Attendance at the Awards Ceremony
- Eligibility for Prizes and Awards
- Knowledge that you have helped a worthy cause!
Prizes will be awarded to special classes of cars:
- Vintage Car (cars built prior to 1963)
- Classic Car (cars built between 1963 and 1989)
- Modern Car (cars built between 1989 and 2015)
- Club Car (a single representative of the specific make of a vehicle or marque. Ex: one car that represents the Jaquar Club)
- Corporate Car (a single representative of a company. Ex: D&J Motors)
Prizes will also be awarded to special teams:
- Novice: those teams who have participated in fewer than 3 events
- Seat-of-Your-Pants: those teams who wish to compete without the use of smart phones, special odometers, calculators, tablets, etc.
- Multi-generational Team: drivers and youth navigators (under 18 years of age)