Dear Family and Friends,
Thank you to everyone for 10 years of support for Gabrielle and our family. It is amazing to reflect on this journey we have been on and all that it has brought into our lives…both hardships and many blessings too. It is not easy, but we have never taken our eyes off that glimpse of a cure for type 1 diabetes, not only our child, but for every person who has this disease. The progress that JDRF has been able to make with funding the cure has been very impressive and it is truly something we believe we will see in Gabrielle’s lifetime. When we went to our annual family diabetes camp this year, we saw some of Gab’s “diabuddies” who had participated in the artificial pancreas study in her age group at Stanford. This is very exciting as they are testing this on children in Gab’s age group, which raises our hopes even higher that we are actually closer to a cure in the near future and JDRF is funding this. JDRF is funding many studies which are making very hopeful and great progress to a cure. It is truly amazing to see the progress that JDRF has made in the 10 years that Gabrielle has had diabetes.
Your support, whether it is to join “Gabrielle’s Guardian Angels” walk team with us on walk day, October 6, 2013, and/or your financial contribution to our walk team has been truly a tremendous blessing of support. We are thankful for the ability to be able to fundraise to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. Your donations to our walk team/JDRF have given us motivation to keep on going, and keep an eye on the future, and hope for a future for people with type 1 diabetes to have a cure very soon. The JDRF has a motto they use: “From Type One to Type None”…wouldn’t that be wonderful!
If you would like to join us on walk day, please let me know and I can assist with helping you sign up or you can go on-line to the JDRF walk site and sign up on Gabrielle’s walk team: “Gabrielle’s Guardian Angels” for the Sacramento walk on Sunday, October 6, 2013. We would love to have you join us. To sign up on-line, please go to: http://www2.jdrf.org/Sacramento or walk.jdrf.org
Our home phone number is: (916) 783-6010. The JDRF office number is : (916) 920-0790 and they can help you sign up as well. If you would like to fundraise with us, we would appreciate that also!
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on Type 1 Diabetes research. Any donation is 100% tax deductible. Your generosity can boldly impact the acceleration of the life changing research that is happening. If you would like to make a donation to “Gabrielle’s Guardian Angels”, you can do so on-line, or send a check made out to JDRF to our home address: 9340 Swan Court Granite Bay, CA 95746 and we will turn the check in on walk day. If you would like to donate on-line, you may do so, as Gabrielle suggested to either our team “Gabrielle’s Guardian Angels”, or an individual walker on our team (can look up by name or listed under our team name). To donate on-line: http://www.walk.jdrf.org or walk.jdrf.org
Any support is appreciated! Please consider forwarding this letter to your family, friends, co-workers, or anyone you can think of who knows or has a loved one, or has this disease and would like to do something to help find a cure.
Thank you again for your continuous support and generosity over this past decade. There are no words to express the depth of gratitude we have for all that you have done. Bless you!
Madelon, Chris, Gabrielle, and Anneke Zegers
Dear Family and Friends,
I have just registered for the 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. This is the 20th year for this annual JDRF walk, and I can't believe I am saying it is our family's 10th year! A decade has passed and we are passionate about finding a cure more than ever as we have seen the rapid progress that JDRF has made towards a cure since Gabrielle was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
The Walk takes place on 10/06/2013 at the state capitol, 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.
9340 Swan Ct
Granite Bay, CA 95746-7221
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.
Contact Information: Name: Mrs. Madelon Melinda Zegers Address: 9340 Swan Ct Granite Bay CA 95746-7221 United States Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Registration Information: Event/Donation Form: Sacramento Walk to Cure Diabetes Participation Type: Walker Registration Fee Paid: $0.00 Tax-deductible Portion of Registration Fee: $0.00 Final Gift Amount: $0.00 Team Information: Team Name: Gabrielle's Guardian Angels Team Type: Family
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