JDRF Walk to Cure DiabetesBy
I have just registered for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes. The Walk draws people together in a healthy activity for a worthy cause: raising money to help find better treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes. Our team is called Down with Dad’s Diabetes. I will be walking to support my son-in-law, Tony, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 19. He will be 30 this month and is the father of my granddaughter (Georgi) with another baby on the way. Tony is a great husband, father and son-in-law, and we hope to cure this disease so he will be around for many, many years to share his life with everyone who loves him.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it’s making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
The Walk takes place on 9/18/2011, and I’m writing to ask for your support. Now more than ever, EACH of us can make a real difference in the lives of people with type 1 diabetes. Please support me in this important goal by visiting my personal page and making a tax-deductible contribution. Donating online is quick and easy; however, if you would prefer, you can mail your contribution to the address listed below. Make your gift payable to JDRF, and please put my name in the Memo field.
4153 Lookout Trl
Mc Farland, WI 53558
Your gift will help make a difference in the lives of people with Type 1 diabetes.
I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress. In the meantime, if you want to learn more about the advances your support is helping to make possible, please visit the JDRF website at www.jdrf.org.
To make a donation online now, please visit my personal page.