Dear friends and family,
On Saturday, August 24, 2013 our family and friends will be walking in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes.
As you may know, we have a most personal connection with this disease. Our ten-year-old daughter, Rylee, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was only 7 years old. As a result, besides closely monitoring her diet by weighing and measuring food, Rylee must test her blood sugar levels five to ten times a day and receive insulin via an insulin pump which is attached to her body 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. And this will continue every year for the rest of her life unless a cure is found.
As you can imagine, this has forever changed all of our lives. In our attempt to encourage and support Rylee, we have formed Rylee's Rainbows to do two things: 1) raise awareness and money to support the research required to find better treatments and a cure, and 2) provide Rylee with support and encouragement and let her know she is not alone in this fight with her disease. It also helps her to know that she can accomplish anything she puts her mind to.
Last year, the support of friends and family helped Rylee's Rainbows raise nearly $4,500 towards finding a cure! We know we can top that this year with YOUR HELP!
Here's how you can help:
1. Make a generous donation in support of Rylee's Rainbows (cash or checks made out to JDRF). You can also make an online donation by clicking the link on this page. Any amount is welcome.
2. JOIN OUR TEAM! Come walk in support of Rylee on August 24, 2013 and be an active partner of Rylee's Rainbows. Simply register at walk.jdrf.org and sign up under our team, and then begin collecting donations from folks you know. Last, but not least, join us for a day of fun at the Walk.
Please know that 80% of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education.
We greatly appreciate the love and support shown to Rylee last year and we are seeking to beat our donations from last year with a very lofty $3,000 goal this year. We know we can achieve this with your help!
We look forward to having as many people as possible join Rylee's Rainbows and join us for the Walk and we appreciate all donations made as part of our fundraising efforts.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please don't hesitate to call or e-mail us!
Again, THANK YOU from all of us for your generous support of Rylee.
Rylee and family
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
|Andrea, Sean & Emma Manion||$30.00|
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Borromeo's Pizza Fundraiser
Don & Leanne Dugan
Emily & Addison
Jack and Carol Bean
Kellie and Lisa Sherack
Mr. Keith M Vittitow
Ms. Kristen Dunaway
Ms. Linda Onnen
Robert M Salome
Steve & Mary
The Schoenegge Family