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JDRF Walk For A Cure

Next month, on Saturday, April 3rd at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida I will be taking part in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes along with a half-million other walkers from across the country who will also be “walking to cure diabetes” this year!

I was asked along with my fellow co-worker’s to take part in this event in order to help raise funds to help support a our co-worker’s son, Jake, who was first diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 4!

To learn more about Jake’s story, please visit his families post at YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn9WBMNAicI.

Our goal is to raise $105 million nationwide to help fund research for a cure for Type 1 Diabetes and its complications. 

However, EVERY $1 HELPS & NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL! 

I set a Fundraising Goal for myself of $100, seeing as this is my 1st official fundraiser and all!  And, to my surprise I have already raise 60% of my goal thanks to some very generous donations from my friends and family.

Below is a little information on Juvenile (Type 1) Diabetes:

Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, is a devastating, often deadly disease that affects millions of people–a large and growing percentage of them children.

Many people think Type 1 Diabetes can be controlled by insulin. While insulin does keep people with type 1 diabetes alive, it is NOT a cure. Aside from the daily challenges of living with type 1 diabetes, there are many severe, often fatal, complications caused by the disease.

That’s the bad news… and yes, it’s pretty bad.

The good news, though, is that a cure for Type 1 Diabetes is within reach. In fact, JDRF funding and leadership is associated with most major scientific breakthroughs in Type 1 Diabetes research to date. And JDRF funds a major portion of all type 1 diabetes research worldwide, more than any other charity.

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I am posting about this “walk for a cure” in order to ask for your support because now more than ever, EACH of us can be a part of bringing about a cure. Each of us can make a real difference!

As my friend Michelle said to me recently after making her donation “generosity is giving when you really don’t have the money to give and you have to go without in order to support the cause.” 

So that is exactly what I did when I made my donation online today and even though it was a small donation it was a generous amount to me (and my budget) and as I stated above no amount is too small and every $1 helps!!!

Unlike other fellow bloggers that also post about fundraiser’s they are involved in I am afraid I do not have a fancy prize to give away in a donation raffle, however if you are so inclined I & the JDRF would greatly appreciate your generosity if you are able to give

As together, we can make the cure a reality.

Thank you,

Laura

Please visit my Walk Web Page if you would like to donate online or see how close I am to reaching my personal goal:

http://walk.jdrf.org/walker.cfm?id=87643924

Follow this link to make a donation:

http://walk.jdrf.org/support.cfm?id=87643924

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