Welcome to the home page for Alexandra's Amazing Butterflies!
Our daughter Alexandra, now 7 and a 2nd grader, is excited to welcome you all to our team this year. Last year, we had our best year yet and on a frigid, windy day in Chicago, 70 walkers raised nearly $7,000 for diabetes research. Every dollar helps Alex and millions of others living with Type 1 diabetes lead a safer, more fulfulling life free from the potential compications associated with T1D.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure...yet.
JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
The challenge we've set ourselves - to raise money for JDRF and to walk - is modest compared to the daily challenges of life with T1D, which involves a 24/7, unrelenting cycle of blood sugar testing and insulin injections to manage the disease.
We will be walking for our fifth year at the beutiful Chicago Lakefront on October 6 - I can safely promise better weather this year because it can't be worse! We hope you can join us or make a donation to help us make Type 1 Type "None!"
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
Rita & Todd Kahn
|Alexandra's Amazing Butterflies - Join Team||Raised|
|Denotes a Team Captain|
$0.01 Than Randy Blum
Biddy and Jerry Mazer
Jack & Marge Fanning
Joe & Will Pikarski
Miss Elizabeth Bratkiv
Mr. Brad E. Wolven
Mr. Frank Lowery
Mr. Paul B. Deasy
Mrs. Winnie A Neidhart
Ms. Stacey Kalamaras
Prince George's Jaycees Foundation Inc
The Eisenberg Family
The Frangos Family
The Melancon Family
The Tune-DeSimone Family
Uncle Garth and Aunt Jackie