Welcome to the HIES Walk Team Page!
Dear HIES Walk Teammates,
It's almost here! The Walk is this Saturday, October 19 at Centennial Park and below are the details:
1) Be there at 8:30 am to sign in and get your t-shirt!
2) Parking may be easiest at the American Cancer Society Builidng at the corner of John Portman Blvd (the old Harris Street ) and Centennial Olympic Park Drive. See attachment. There are some other events going on downtown so be early to find parking!
3) We will be taking a group photo of our team between 8:45-9:00am in front of our tent
4) The HIES team tent will be located to the right of the main stage (2nd tent) between the Turner and Ford Tents at the North end of the park. See attachment and look for BB with the star and arrow.
5) Come directly to the HIES tent as you do not need to check in at the main JDRF registration table.
6) Bring any donations that you may have and we will collect them at the HIES tent
7) 9:00 - The Walk begins so come have fun with your friends!
Thanks for supporting our team!
Lauren McBroom, Team Captain
Dear HIES walk teammates,
Welcome to the HIES Walk to Cure Diabetes team! This year’s walk will take place October 19, 2013. I am honored to be your team captain this year and accept the challenge to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For the past 5 years, we have raised more money than any other school in the nation! Let’s continue to be #1 this year!
There are currently 10 diabetic students who attend Holy Innocents’; however, the family tree of T1Ds at HIES is almost 30 including faculty and staff. T1D, or Type-1 Diabetes, is a lifelong autoimmune disease that causes the pancreas to stop producing insulin and glycogen. People with diabetes have to test their blood sugar by pricking their fingers 6 or more times a day. They must also carefully balance insulin doses with eating and exercise throughout the day and night.
I was diagnosed at the age of 9 and know what it’s like living with this disease on a daily basis. It is difficult, life threatening and, for me, may never go away. However, JDRF walks such as this one unifies the global effort to CURE, TREAT, and PREVENT T1D. Funds that were raised for research helped develop a better, more accurate pump that I wear when I run. They aided in the development of a continuous glucose monitor which contributed to lowering my A1C dramatically. Those funds made a huge difference in my life.
Your support makes a difference to my life and to all others living with T1D. Please help us reach our goal. Donating is quick, easy, and secure. However, if you prefer, you can mail your contribution to the address below. Make your gift payable to JDRF and please put my name in the memo field.
4332 Conway Valley Court NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Thank you for your support and for helping to transform lives of people with T1D!
Lauren McBroom, Team Captain
|Holy Innocents' Episcopal School Walk Team||Raised|
|Jayne Ann Milling||$100.00|
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Dr. Chenault Hailey
Dr. Stephen Anderson
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Troop 12575
Holy Innocents' Group Donation
IN ZONE Holdings, Inc.
Jack & Cheryl Ingram
Mark and Lorraine Bateh and family
Miss Eliza Anderson
Mom & Dad
Mr. Matt Hereford
Mr. Natalie 'Will' Epperson
Mr. Neil Davies
Mr. Roberts C Milling
Mrs. Kimberly Earle
Nancy & Wayne Jackson
Nonie & Papa
The Hackett Family
vicky & jim miller