11-October-2007 - Help My Daughter Raise Money For The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Interested In Helping My Daughter Raise Money For The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation?
OK, I'm in parent mode now. I know, my Blog is almost always about plane, cameras, photographing planes with cameras, helping photogs carry the Olympic Torch, dealing with airport security, etc etc etc. Well, I guess I can break away from my usual posting patterns for one post to help my little girl out.
My daughter is walking this weekend to raise money for juvenile diabetes research. Unfortunately I won't be here for the walk , but it doesn't mean that I can't help support her in her efforts! If any of you care to help her raise money.....yes this is an outright parent help my kid help other kids blog entry......feel free to read below (it is a stock e-mail from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
Lauren's goal was to reach $30. I kicked in 50% and was very quickly matched and far exceeded by Joe Ciarcia, a wedding photographer in Boston (check him out at www.symphonyphoto.com !), with a donation of $100.
Now with Lauren's goal far exceeded she'd like to see how much she can raise to donate to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation...............come on, it's tax deductible!
Below is the e-mail that was originally sent out by Lauren this morning
Support Lauren Frischling in the 2007 Walk to Cure Diabetes
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'sWalk to Cure Diabetes along with a half-million other walkers across the country. Our goal: To raise $100 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.
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
Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as you're able?
Together, we can make the cure a reality.
Please visit my Walk Web page if you would like to donate online or see how close I am to reaching my personal goal:
Follow this link to make a donation:
Thanks for taking the time to read this entry and thank you for your support!