Lasco Ford Teams with Ford Motor Company in JDRF Fundraiser to End T1D

T-shirt sales featuring Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing designs to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in their effort to wipe out type 1 diabetes.

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Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a debilitating disease for which there is no cure. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is committed to finding the cause to T1D. With the goal of ending the life altering effects of the disease. Lasco Ford is joining Ford Motor Company’s nationwide fundraiser to benefit the JDRF.

T1D T-Shirt Design Contest

T1D, Motorcraft Fundraiser

Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing sponsor of the Number 21 Wood Brother’s Ford Fusion, driven by Ryan Blaney, is spearheading the project. Fans are invited to submit T-shirt artwork ideas. Entries will feature their own design for the front, with the official fundraiser logo on the back. On September 1, 2017 – The JDRF and Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing Panel will select one winner for ‘Best Design 2017’. The victor wins a VIP Motorcraft Racing Experience of a Lifetime! To enter your own design visit the Customize for a Cause website for contest details. For the last nine years, Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing has raised more than $400,000 for JDRF. JDRF is the leading global organization funding T1D research. In 2017 in would be great to push that total to over the half million dollar amount.

Get Your T-Shirt at Lasco Ford

Beginning in August local NASCAR fans and JDRF supporters can purchase t-shirts from the Lasco Ford Team Store. A minimum of $10 for every t-shirt sold goes to the JDRF. A t-shirt designed by Lasco Ford Vice President Jay Lasco is one of the purchase options. When you buy your t-shirt from Lasco Ford they will match the $10 donation with a $10 credit to your personal Ford Owner Advantage account. Ford Owner Advantage dollars are redeemable at Lasco Ford for parts purchases, repair, and maintenance services such as oil changes, wiper blades, etc.

Join a great cause, donate to a worthy charity, get a cool t-shirt. And your donation is matched with spendable cash on your personal account. That’s a win-win. Cheer on Ryan Blaney in the 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing Ford at Michigan International Speedway on August 12th in the Pure Michigan 400. And as he competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs this year.

Type 1 Diabetes Facts

The following facts about Type 1 Diabetes provided courtesy of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For more information visit their website at http://www.jdrf.org/.

About T1D

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. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, called beta cells. While its 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 you can do to prevent T1D, and—at present—nothing you can do to get rid of it.

Who T1D Affects

Type 1 diabetes strikes both children and adults at any age. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications.

Managing TD1

Living with T1D is a constant challenge. People with the disease must carefully balance insulin doses (either by injections multiple times a day or continuous infusion through a pump) with eating and other activities throughout the day and night. They must also measure their blood-glucose level by pricking their fingers for blood six or more times a day. Despite this constant attention, people with T1D still run the risk of dangerous high or low blood-glucose levels, both of which can be life threatening. People with T1D overcome these challenges on a daily basis.

Insulin Is Not a Cure

While insulin injections or infusion allow a person with T1D to stay alive, they do not cure the disease, nor do they necessarily prevent the possibility of the disease’s serious effects, which may include: kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, heart attack, stroke, and pregnancy complications.

The Outlook for Treatments and a Cure

Although T1D is a serious and difficult disease, treatment options are improving all the time, and people with T1D can lead full and active lives. JDRF is driving research to progressively remove the impact of the disease from people’s lives until we ultimately achieve a world without T1D.

 

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Steve Sweitzer
Steve is the Sports Editor for the Lasco Press and highlights our coverage of NASCAR and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Steve is a nationally published author of automotive related articles for industry trade magazines, a freelance technical writer, and a contributing author to a consortium that provides “how to” articles for eBay Buying Guides. A 25-year resident of Southeast Michigan, Steve’s passion for reporting on our community, it’s residents, and our automotive connections allow us to use his skills to cover a number of events. Steve’s ability to seek out the unique behind the scenes accounts that tell the often-overlooked aspect of a story makes for entertaining reading. Follow Steve on the Lasco Press with weekly NASCAR updates and featured articles.

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