Help find a cure for Josie...It's that time again!
Support the 2013 Walk to Cure Diabetes!
Greetings from CAMPANELLI MAGIC! -
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On Sunday Oct. 6th, team CAMPANELLI MAGIC will come together at the State Capitol in Sacramento to participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation?s (JDRF) Walk to CURE Diabetes. This will be our 9th annual walkathon and we would love your help with this special cause. We had over 20 walkers last year and raised $4,000.00 with great support from family and friends! Thank you again and again for your energy and generosity.
As most of you are aware, Josie was diagnosed with type 1 (juvenile) diabetes at the age of 8 (1/31/05). She will be insulin-dependent for the rest of her life (unless a cure is discovered). She has endured over 17,825 finger pricks and gives herself 4-5 shots EVERYDAY. Aside from the daily challenges of living with type 1 diabetes, there are many severe, often fatal, complications caused by this disease which is spreading so rapidly. As many as three million Americans may have type 1 diabetes. Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults - approximately 80 people per day - are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the U.S.
To control Josie?s blood sugar, she must count carbohydrates in everything she eats and drinks. She must also plan meals, treat highs and lows which are affected by exercise, stress, hormones and emotions. It is a struggle to overcome the constant adversity, every hour of everyday, of this disease. We work hard as a family to manage and help relieve the stress of this disease. Infusing insulin keeps Josie alive, but it is NOT a cure- only a life support.
Josie continues to inspire us every day and is a happy normal 17 year old young lady. She is a senior at Davis Senior High school. Continues to play soccer and off to college next year. Oh my!
JDRF exists for one reason: TO FIND A CURE for type 1 diabetes and its complications. More than 85 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education.
Our family looks at the Walk, in some way as our "therapy". It's always encouraging and rewarding to see all the love and support that surrounds us. It's feels rewarding knowing we are making a difference in so many young people's lives, not just Josie's.
There is no shortage of need and no shortage of good causes in our community. Please give to JDRF as generously as you are able or help us pledge for some funds. ANY amount would be wonderful. Consider skipping a coffee or Jamba juice this week or month.
If you are interested, there are Four ways you can help us make a difference for Josie:
4. Shop & Dine For a Cause-
Local?- Please join us Monday, Sept. 23rd from 6-8pm at Cafe' Italia (address in link below) for a night of yummy Italian food and fashion show featuring the Stella & Dot fall collection. The proceeds will be donated for this great cause. Shop on-line at http://www.stelladot.com/ts/cxts5
Have any upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, or want to get a head start on your Christmas shopping, please consider purchasing something under this show using the link above.
Thank you and with grateful appreciation,
Kim, Mark, Lisa, Kayla & Josie Campanelli
Please visit my Walk Web page if you would like to donate online, register to walk or see how close I am to reaching my personal goal. We love to read your messages too!
Donations can also be mailed to the JDRF- 1333 Howe Ave Ste. 113 Sacramento, CA. 95825 or
Campanelli Magic - 1418 Eligio Lane Davis, CA. 95618
*Be sure to write "Campanelli Magic", so it is applied towards our team goal.
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Joy & Steve Cohan
Piemonte real benevolent Society
Samantha Toomey Ballard