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 for 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 and is truly a tremendous blessing and we are extremely grateful for it. 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!
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
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
Hello and Welcome Team Walkers,
Thanks you so much for signing up to either walk with our family team "Gabrielle's Guardian Angels" and help us fundraise for a cure for type 1 diabetes. Even if you can't make it to the walk, any fundraising you can do to help us is greatly appreciated! You can even sign up to be a "virtual walker" and help us fundraise! We sincerely hope that you will pass along Gabrielle's letter and our fundraising/team info to friends, families, and co-workers!
The money our JDRF Walk Team raises will go directly to support this life-changing research.
The JDRF Walk is a fantastic way to make a difference in the millions of lives of people affected by type 1 diabetes. For at least that one day, the children and adults with type 1 diabetes will look around and see all the support they have from their friends, family and community. On Walk Day, everyone can have fun and celebrate how much closer to a cure we are because of their efforts.
Each member of our team is already hard at work in their fundraising. If you have taken time to visit our team page today, we ask that you consider making a donation and/or to join our team and fundraise with us. To make a team donation, click on the "Donate" button on this page or if you would like to make your gift to one of the team members please click on their name. To join our team, click the join team link below. We would love to have you join us or even be a virtual walker and help us fundraise if you are not able to be at the walk.
Thank you. Together, we will cure type 1 diabetes and its complications!
We will be in touch with you again, as the date gets closer. Thank you again, for joining our team, and/or for helping us fundraise!
|Gabrielle's Guardian Angels||Raised|
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Bill and Polly Webster
Bret and Lynn Blackhart
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
Carol & Warren Treanor
Dr. Robert P Diamond
Exxonmobil Matching gift
Hugh Moran Family
Jerry Martin, DDS
Katy Penna and Family
Kristin and Genna Kozlowski
Miss Kaley Robin Dover
Mr. Dave Ghent
Mrs. Debbie Webster
Mrs. Jackie Dover
Peter and Martin Flores
The Hempstead Family
The Hom Family
The Moore Family
Yvette and Sabrina Gonzales