Our team, Caitlin’s Rockstar Walkers, is “Back in the Saddle Again”!!!
On Saturday, October 19, 2013, we will be walking to cure diabetes. This is our second year to host this event in our town and we are taking it on with great anticipation. Various local JDRF events have been held over the course of the last twelve months that Mike and I have been involved in, but THIS one is personal. We are rocking the steps to help achieve JDRF’s mission: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
The money our JDRF Walk Team raises will go directly to support this life-changing research. There have been vast improvements in diabetes care since I was diagnosed with type I diabetes, or Juvenile onset, in 1975. Blood sugar testing was nonexistent back then. The ugly truth is that there was a pH type strip used to ineffectively measure ketones, not the sugar level specifically. There was pork insulin, not the high tech stuff we have now. Thanks to the research and fundraising efforts of hundreds of thousands of people in the last 36+ years, there is slightly more ease and a ridiculous amount of accuracy in diabetes care. We do a quick stick for our multiple (at least four times) daily blood sugar tests. We use faster, better working insulin via Caitlin’s OmniPod or via insulin pump therapy for me. These devices would not be possible without research and development and, of course, the dedication of scientists world-wide. Said scientists are *this* close to a cure. Caitlin and I may experience the miracle of a cure in our lifetime, maybe even in the next decade. Many of you have been with us through the long haul. This disease deserves the death penalty! Help us make this happen. Your donations mean the universe, not the world, to Caitlin and me.
A cure. It is what every diabetic longs for.
No more finger sticks. No more shots. No more carb counting. Less stress.
If you have time to visit our team page today, we ask that you consider making a donation or joining our team. (Our friends at MTSU’s Kappa Sigma Fraternity are walking with us again this year and I am working on securing a corporate match this year too!!) To make a team donation, click on the "Donate" button at the top of our team page. To join our team, click the join team link. Your donation, large or small, is appreciated, by myself, my child, my family, the JDRF, and many, many others whom this disease effects.
Together, we will cure type 1 diabetes and its complications.
Peace, love and a CURE from our team, Caitlin’s Rockstar Walkers!!!!
Michelle, Mike and Caitlin Reeves
|Caitlin's Rockstar Walkers - Join Team||Raised|
|Kappa Sigma Alumni||$550.00|
|Kappa Sigma Undergrads||$800.00|
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Anne Marie Koch
Bob and Kathy Orwig
Glen and Celia Cummins
Judy and Denny Tierney
Mark and Lisa Holbrook
Mary Len Maw
Mike & Darlene Taylor
Mr. Marc Rogers
Mrs. Linda Dwyer Coller
Robert & Martha Martin
Ron and Carol Korecky
Tommy and Loretta Oliver