Thursday, September 16, 2010

JDRF Walk To Cure Diabetes

A little over two years ago, my daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. My wife is walking in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes. She’s asking for sponsors. If any of you wish to help, thank you. And I don’t need to know if you did so or not, so no pressures.

Thanks. From my wife’s email:

Greetings!

I’m writing to you to ask for your support in a very special cause.

This year, I’ll be taking part in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes along with a half-million other walkers across the country. Our goal: To raise $90 million to help fund research for a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications.

Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, is a devastating, often deadly disease that affects millions of people–a large and growing percentage of them children.

Many people think type 1 diabetes can be controlled by insulin. While insulin does keep people with type 1 diabetes alive, it is NOT a cure. Aside from the daily challenges of living with type 1 diabetes, there are many severe, often fatal, complications caused by the disease.

That’s the bad news… and yes, it’s pretty bad.

The good news, though, is that JDRF is making steady progress toward a cure. In fact, JDRF funding and leadership is associated with most major scientific breakthroughs in type 1 diabetes research to date. And JDRF funds more type 1 research than any other charity worldwide.

I’m writing to ask for your support because now more than ever, EACH of us can be a part of bringing about a cure. Each of us can make a real difference

Won’t you please give to JDRF as generously as you’re able?

Together, we can make the cure a reality.

Thank you,

Please visit my Walk Web page if you would like to donate online or see how close I am to reaching my personal goal:

http://walk.jdrf.org/walker.cfm?id=878102

Richmond Walk To Cure Diabetes: Rockin’ For Research – 9.19.2010

Or you can search for me on this link as well

http://walk.jdrf.org/

In the Donate to a walker section, search for me

Name: Lauri Walker

Team Name: UNOS

State: Virginia

Click the Find Walker button

Thank you so much for your help.

Lauri Walker

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