Wednesday, September 9, 2009
JDRF Walk to Cure
Today I'm writing to tell you that I'll be walking in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk to Cure Diabetes this year, and to ask you to join me. Once again, ‘Insulin: Shaken, Not Stirred’ will be helping JDRF reach their goal.
Taking part in the Walk is great experience. Not only will you be making a real difference in helping to find a cure that will change the lives of millions... you'll be having FUN, and getting a good workout too!
First, let me tell you a little about why this cause is so important.
Every year, more than 30,000 new cases of type 1 diabetes--the most severe form of the disease--are diagnosed in the United States alone, a large and growing percentage of them children. Day-to-day living is a challenge for people with type 1 diabetes, and multiple insulin injections are only the beginning. But what's even harder is facing the reality of the devastating complications that can stem from their condition.
As you can imagine, it's easy for people with type 1 diabetes to feel that their future is uncertain. But thanks to research funded by organizations such as JDRF, people with diabetes have a new sense of hope. Scientists have made enormous progress, and a cure for type 1 diabetes is now within reach.
That is why this is such a crucial time, and why I'm asking you to join me in walking, and raising money that will speed these scientists toward that cure. Every walker, and every dollar, brings us that much closer.
My team & I will be walking at UNLV - North Field - 2009, Las Vegas, NV on November 14, 2009.
You can donate or join the team at: Insulin: Shaken, Not Stirred
Team shirts are available for purchase at: Team Shirts
Together, we can make the cure a reality.