Hello! This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $89 million. Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure. Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!
This year we will be having a raffle for three fleece blankets and three 60 minute massages with Lisa Lyons in Hiawatha. Tickets will be available for sale until May 9th. They will cost $1 a piece or 6 for $5.00 or 13 for $10.00. Please call me at 319-247-3166 or Dean Barnett in EVS to buy tickets. We will have the drawing for the blankets the day of the walk and will contact the winners the week after the walk.
This year we are walking for Zeb Grimm. His mother, Sandy Grimm is in my department, and he was just diagnosed last year. So this year he is my #1 and the reason I am walking. I hope that you can help us reach our goal this year. Thank you all.