I signed up for the local JDRF walk a few weeks ago, but I never actually told anyone I did it – not the best way to drum up support I suppose.
So here it goes:
If you are not participating in a walk in your area, I humbly ask that you consider donating to my team. We have sarcastically decided to call the team “Dial It In” in honor of my least favorite d-related phrase.
Below is an abbreviated version of the suggested donation letter from the JDRF website…
I’m writing to you to ask for your support in a very special cause.
This year, I’ll be taking part in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes along with a half-million other walkers across the country. Our goal: To raise $90 million to help fund research for a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications.
Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, is a devastating, often deadly disease that affects millions of people–a large and growing percentage of them children. However, you can get Type 1 diabetes at any age – I was 21.
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…
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.
Won’t you please give to JDRF as generously as you’re able?
If you cannot give financially, can you commit to thinking and praying for my team here in Florida as we walk on April 12th?
Together, we can make the cure a reality.
Please consider forwarding this website to your friends and family who you think may be interested in supporting my walk as well.
Please visit my JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes page if you would like to donate online or see how close I am to reaching my personal goal!