Dear Co-Workers, Friends and Family,
This is Angelena, now 17, one of millions of Type 1 Diabetics who are dependent on insulin to stay alive. Thanks to JDRF, we have had the tools needed to keep her alive for over half of her life now. For the last 10 years, Allstate has sponsored the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. Their one goal...find a CURE! Studies are now showing that more adults are becoming insulin dependent with Type 1 Diabetes than children. Our bodies are attacking our pancreases stopping the production of insulin. T1D is a 24/7/365 disease where you manage highs (need more insulin) and lows (too much insulin).
Knowing a mother at Allstate of a 17 year old daughter who lost her life to diabetes complications hits too close to home. Our goal continues to be the CURE for diabetes. While no disease is a good disease, we are doing what we have to do to prevent such unnecessary deaths.
So we are walking once again as Team Allstate and hope you will join us. Team Allstate is not giving up! Kidney transplants, blindness, amputations and all the complications that come with diabetes are not an option. Please join Team Allstate at any of our locations: Busse Woods in Schaumburg, Libertyville, the Chicago Lakefront and Warrenville. The same wonderful captains continue to give of themselves as well as new captains volunteering to run this walk. Remember, Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust, and together we can make the cure a reality!
We hope you will sign up and join us at one of the JDRF walks on October 6th. JDRF supplies breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the morning. Team Allstate will provide the t-shirts for you and your families. We need your support. Sign-up can be at any site, on any of the captain’s personal page or team page to be part of Team Allstate. Please sign up everyone who can participate in the walk so we have enough food and t-shirts for everyone. If you require any assistance, please feel free to contact me or any of the captains listed below.
To read/join other Team Allstate sites and their stories, click on the links below:
Busse Woods-Schaumburg Captains: Sally DalPorto and Cathy Cardamone
Walk Start Time: 9:30 am 5K
Independence Grove -Libertyville Captains: Cindy Concialdi and Frank Scheuer
Walk Start Time: 9:00 am 5K
Walk Start Time: 9:30 am 5K
NEW: St. James Farm - Warrenville (Allstate will have a presence her)
Walk Start Time 9:30 am - 5K
To volunteer, please contact Dennis Smith at email@example.com.
Thank you so much for your support! It is because of you that Angelena has survived the last 9 years and continues to have hope!
We fondly remember our friend and greatest champion, Ron Santo
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THE SHAFFER FAMILY