Dear Family and Friends,
This October will mark 10 years since my son Luke was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes. TEN YEARS!!! For ten years he has constantly had to check his blood sugar both day and night. For ten years he has had to measure every bite of food he eats and every sip he drinks. For ten years he has had to worry about dangerous highs and lows before and during his sports events. Since his diagnosis, he has endured over 20,000 finger pricks, needle injections and site changes. He has had enough! We have had enough!
As I have done in each of the past six years, I am participating in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes in an effort to fund research which will improve Luke's life and the lives of all people suffering from Type One Diabetes. When Luke was diagnosed, Wendy and I made a promise to do more than wait for a cure by committing time, resources and effort into raising money for diabetes research. Thanks to the generous support of donors like you, the projects and partnerships JDRF funds are uncovering the causes of Type One Diabetes, developing novel ways to improve management of the disease, and pursuing new pathways to a cure.
The current research being done by JDRF is incredibly exciting and I am more confident than ever we can put this disease behind us. At the top of this page is a JDRF video about their Artificial Pancreas Project. Below are links to two other JDRF videos describing incredible potential therapies.
Smart Insulin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_2vhGDzvuM
My goal, in addition to completing the 100 mile ride, is to raise $6,000 in donations to JDRF. I would greatly appreciate if you would help us get closer to a cure by making a tax deductible donation in honor of Luke. Your donation will go directly towards the most promising research being conducted on Type One Diabetes.
Secure online donations can be made by clicking on the "Donate" box at the top of this page. You can also donate by sending me a check made out to JDRF.
On behalf of Wendy, Annie and especially Luke, thank you for your generosity and your passion to help us find a cure!
5915 Fife Trail
Carmel, IN 46033
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