Dear Family & Friends:
This will be our third year participating in the JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes with our family team, SAM'S STAR WALKERS. Our nephew, Sam, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on July 4, 2009 at the age of 7. Ever since that devastating day, his daily reality consists of checking his blood sugar 10-15 times day and night, counting carbs, calculating insulin doses and dealing with high and low blood sugars. Sam gets at least 6 insulin injections every day...he needs insulin to live.
Sam continues to remain positive and strong despite his Type 1. He enjoys 5th grade, swimming, drumming, legos and breakdancing. He is an incredible nephew and a wonderful cousin to Ryan and Alex. Sam and his sisters Abby and Izzy again had lemonade stands this past summer to raise money for the JDRF, because they want a cure for Type 1 diabetes.
And that is why we all participate in the JDRF's WALK TO CURE DIABETES on Saturday, September 28, 10:00 am at Ticket Return Field (Pelican's Stadium). The JDRF is the worldwide nonprofit leader in funding research to treat, cure & prevent Type 1. Walk day is a special day that gives us hope & inspiration and reminds us we are not alone.
Our goal is to support Sam in his journey & to contribute to the JDRFs efforts. We are asking for your help by:
1. Joining us to walk on our team, SAM'S STAR WALKERS AND/OR
2. Making a donation to Sam's Star Walkers to support the JDRF (through this fundrasing page)
We would love to have you walk with us! A donation is not required or expected. We will meet at Ticket Return Field around 10 am in front of the playground.
We were so thankful for the awesome support for Sam's Star Walkers at the 2011 & 2012 Walks. Please join us again and support Sam and all of those afected by Type 1. We look forward to this special day when we will be SAM'S STAR WALKERS, on a mission to cure Type 1 diabetes!
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Your contribution and fundraising makes sure those with T1D live healthier lives today, and someday, a life free of T1D. Wyatt, a JDRF Youth Ambassador says:
Take the first step and be a hero to someone with T1D!