I'm writing to you to ask for your support for a very special cause. For the second year in a row 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.
I will again be walking for My Friend John Czekanski.
Our goal: To raise $105 million to help fund research for a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications.
My Personal Goal: To raise at least $500. With your help I know it is possible! Remember every little bit counts!
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. I'm writing 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. Please visit my Walk Web page if you would like to donate online or see how close I am to reaching my personal goal:
If you prefer to write me a check or give me cash please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Together, we can make the cure a reality!