Again this year I will be participating in the JDRF’s (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Walk to Cure Diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a disease that affects millions of people worldwide. When a person is afflicted with this disease, their pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, a necessary hormone that allows the body to absorb glucose from the bloodstream.
For sixteen years, type 1 diabetes has been a relentless presence in the life of my older sister, Alyssa. For a long time following her diagnosis, Alyssa was forced to inject herself regularly with insulin and constantly “check” herself to make sure her blood sugar levels were within the healthy range. For too many years I have watched her struggle, and it is time for us to make living without type 1 diabetes a reality.
Below are details on how you can take action to support the search for a cure to type 1 diabetes, as well as information about the walk and our team.
Our team name is the Green Gladiators, named after Alyssa's favorite color. Our team page link is http://www2.jdrf.org/goto/greengladiators. We will be participating in the walk at the Bolton Fairgrounds in Lancaster, MA on October 6th, 2013. Transportation will be provided. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. More details to follow.
Become a Walker/Virtual Walker (read instructions carefully):
As a walker/virtual walker, you will raise funds to support the JDRF’s search for a cure. You will be provided with your own personal webpage to assist you in fundraising. All walkers/virtual walkers that raise $100 or more will receive a free JDRF T-shirt. If you cannot make it to the walk, you can still sign up as a virtual walker and participate in the fundraising.
To become a member of the Green Gladiators team: Click on the “Join This Team” button above, then on the “Join as New Participant” button (some of you who have created accounts in previous years can check if your login still works). Fill out the required information. Congratulations, you are now a member of the Green Gladiators!
If you need information on how to start fundraising, please do not hesitate to send me an email.
Donate Money (read instructions carefully):
To donate money to the Green Gladiators: Click on the “Donate to this Team or a Team Member” button above. From the drop down menu, select either the whole team or a specific walker on the team to donate to. If you have no preference, it makes it easier for us on walk day if you donate to either Jason Schwartz or Brianna Schwartz. Click “Submit” to continue. Fill out the form which includes your donation amount and billing information. Click “Complete Donation” to finish the transaction. Thank you for your generous gift!
Thank you so much for your continued support!
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Bryan, Stacey, Austin and Brooke
Dan & Jen Greenberg
ED, JC, SS, IL, AC, CW
Mr. Mark Garron
Mrs. Maureen Gammon
The Schwartz Family