I'm writing to you to ask for your support in a very special cause.
Once again, I'll be taking part in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk to Cure Diabetes along with a half-million other walkers across the country. Our goal: To raise $89 million to help fund research for a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications.
I am walking for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation on February 25th, 2012 at the Mall of America for my sister Jennifer,(who has had diabetes for over 40 years now, and my nephew Michael who was diagnosed 3 years ago). If you are interested in making a donation, no matter the amount...., please go to this link. The team name is "JULIES JAMMIN' FOR A CURE"! I appreciate your time and know that there is no pressure on this end! I just feel so strongly about this cause, that I thought I would give you an opportunity to give if you would like to.
Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, is a devastating, often deadly disease that affects millions of people--a large and growing percentage of them children.
Many people think type 1 diabetes can be controlled by insulin. While insulin does keep people with type 1 diabetes alive, it is NOT a cure. Aside from the daily challenges of living with type 1 diabetes, there are many severe, often fatal, complications caused by the disease.
The good news, though, is that a cure for type 1 diabetes is within reach. In fact, JDRF funding and leadership is associated with most major scientific breakthroughs in type 1 diabetes research to date. And JDRF funds a major portion of all type 1 diabetes research worldwide, more than any other charity.
I'm writing to ask for your support because now more than ever, EACH of us can be a part of bringing about a cure. Together, we can make the cure a reality.
My heartfelt thanks!
Please visit my Walk Web page if you would like to donate online or see how close I am to reaching my personal goal:
Your donation will count towards the team's fundraising total. In addition, please give credit to the person that asked for your support to recognize them for their efforts in creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).