Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin. It occurs when the body's immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved.
Jake Scheidel was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes, 15 years ago when he was six years old. Jake is the now the namesake of Jake’s Music Festival, a day long music event created by Jake's parents, Tom and Mary Scheidel, to raise funds for The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Frames Unlimited is proud to present this year’s eighth annual event, taking place at Wealthy Theatre on Saturday, April 14. The event is free to the public thanks to the generosity of its many sponsors.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes research. They strive to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for preventing, curing and better treating the disease. Donations to the local chapter of JDRF will be accepted during the event. Likewise, this year's silent auction includes an overnight stay at the JW Marriot, a gift certificate to John Russo's Wine Warehouse and a beautiful quilt.
This year’s music lineup is quite possibly the most eclectic mix of live music in West Michigan. Featured performers include Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys, The Fainting Generals, Valentiger, The Waxies, Creolization, Karisa Wilson and Lynn Thompson, among others.
Jake’s request: “Please help us raise the money to help find a cure for diabetes, a condition that affects millions of people.”
Here’s how you can help put the good back in do-gooder. Get involved:
• Attend the upcoming event on April 14 at Wealthy Theatre from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
• Learn more
about the music festival
the JDRF West Michigan Great Lakes chapter website
Source: Jake Scheidel, Jake’s Music Festival
Writer: Jennifer Wilson, Do Good Editor