Once again I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes on behalf of my precious niece Sarah. She is now 10 years old and in the 5th grade at Reeves-Rogers Discovery School in Murfreesboro. She is a beautiful, smart little girl that has had to deal with Type 1 diabetes everyday of her life since she was diagnosed at age 3. She is the bravest kid I have ever known. Any thing I can do to help her or other little kids like her I will gladly do.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children. This year JDRF hopes to raise $89 million dollars for research to find a cure for this terrible disease. Each year more than 30,000 new cases of Type 1 diabetes are diagnosed in the United States alone.
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. I hope you will consider sponsoring our participation in the walk. Any amount will help the work of JDRF and hopefully avoid this horrible illness for other children. Together, we can make the cure a reality!
Checks should be made to JDRF or donations can be made online at walk.JDRF.org. Our team is called "Sarah's Stars". Sarah picked the name last year for the walk held at her school. All donations are tax deductible. You can mail checks to me at 425 Winterberry Trail, White House, TN 37188.
I hope you will consider making a donation in Sarah's name. Thank you so much for your support!
Cathie Whiteside (Sarah's very proud Aunt)
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