Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
After ignoring appeals like this for years, it’s time for me to get off the bench, and step up to the plate.
All along I have had friends with children who have type 1 Diabetes but never considered donating until one of them simply asked me. Well… now, I’m involved in raising money for JDRF. I’m not proud of the fact that it took a personal experience with Type 1 to get me off the sidelines, but better late than never.
As most of you know my son Holden was diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes in July. He was 19 years old, 6 feet tall, and had the body of an Olympic swimmer. When he was checked into the ER for fainting on the job, they discovered his blood sugar was over 700 and that he had gone from 165 lbs. to 124 lbs. in a matter of months. He was diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes.
He was in intensive care for a few days but is now, thankfully, out of the hospital, gaining weight, and learning how to live with this chronic condition. If you know or are related to anyone with Diabetes you understand how serious this condition can be.
So, here’s the pitch…I registered for the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes and accepted the challenge to raise money for JDRF, the largest nongovernmental funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The Walk raises funds, awareness, and hope for the millions of people living with and affected by T1D, a serious autoimmune disease.
This year's Walk takes place on October 6, 2013, and I'm writing to ask for your support. By raising money for critically needed research, EACH of us can make a real difference in the lives of people with T1D.
Please help me reach my fundraising goal of $150.00 by visiting my personal fundraising page and making an online donation. Donating is quick, easy and secure! However, if you prefer, you can mail your contribution to the address listed below. Make your gift payable to JDRF, and please put my name in the memo field.
558 Court Rd
Onalaska, WI 54650-8506
Thank you for your support and for helping to transform the lives of people with T1D.
Please visit my personal page to make a donation!
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Mr. Steve Bissen
Mr. Steven J. McCombs