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!
As most of you know, this Walk is a big deal for Langley. We are asking you to, once again, support her team, and by proxy, help us find a cure to get rid of this awful disease!!! We will be walking with our team on Sept 7th this year, and we really hope to see you there.
Langley has had an amazing year, and continues to blow me away with how she deals with this terrible disease that she has been dealt. She contiues do 6-8 finger pokes a day to determine her blood sugar levels, and receives her life-saving doses of insulin from her trusty insulin pump that she must have attached to her body at all times. She is beyond brave in dealing with this, and we all would love nothing more than to erradicate Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).
Despite having T1D, Langley has remained a very bright, upbeat, and active child. Since the last walk, she has participate in Girls on the Run, downhill skiing, soccer, softball, Girl Scouts, and even had her very first sleep over at a friend's house!! For those of you that know me, this night was may tougher on me than on her... She proved that she could be responsible and trustworthy while having a blast and staying up late with a bunch of preteen girls.
We have come to love everyone's support in her life on a daily basis, and now it is the one time of year where we ask for your support monetarily! JDRF was recently named in Forbes Top 5 All-Star Charities for directing so much of its donations directly to research, so it is not a coincidence that we are involved in helping to raise money for this cause that is so close to our hearts. Any amount of money that you are able to give counts, and helps us reach our goal. In the years that we have been involved with this local walk, I have switched much of our donating procedures from paper to electronic. I am hoping that it is easier for most of you, however, we will always welcome donations in the form of checks as well.
If you can join our team, we would love you to walk with us on September 7th from Sunset Park in TC. If you would like to support from afar, go ahead and send in your money to JDRF, via Langley's Team, or just send it to us and we will make sure it gets there. You can use our Team page to find all of the important information, or contact me directly. I am here to help in any way I can.
Thank you all in advance for loving our cute little 9 year old as much as we do. This disease needs to be cured so my little girl can lead a normal life without thinking about insulin and blood sugars every minute of the day! Let's work together to cure T1D!
Ben, Emmy, Langley, Kade, Harper and Cash Nelson
|Theresa Wressel Mulcahy||$100.00|
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Jane Deering and Abby
Levi and Boone Deters
mary & bruce muzzarelli
Mrs. Cassie Burda
Mrs. Sue Olenzak
Theresa Wressell Mulcahy