In honor of my cousin who lost his brave battle with diabetes last month, I am raising funds for the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes has affected many members of my family, and I myself have "pre-diabetes". My father was diagnosed in recent years, and the disease also took the life of an my Uncle Marv in his early 40's.
Now through October 10th, 100% of the purchase price for all items listed in my etsy shop will benefit the American Diabetes Association.
Looking for another way to show your support? You can also sponsor me as I participate in the Step Out to Fight Diabetes walk in Mishawaka, IN on October 11th.
All purchases and donations are tax deductible, so please help to support this worthy cause with a generous spirit!
Have you been affected by diabetes? Please share your stories by commenting to this post.
With gratitude and love,
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
This fall I'm taking a very important step in the fight against diabetes. I'm going to join 200,000 participants and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to Step Out to Fight Diabetes.
Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes is a fund-raising walk, benefiting the ADA's mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Please support me by donating to my campaign.
I have several personal experiences with diabetes. My cousin, Tim Adrian, was diagnosed at the age of 14. He lost his battle with the disease on August 20, 2008 at the age of 32. I have also lost an uncle to this disease, my father is a diabetic, and I am personally considered "borderline".
Need more reasons to give? More than 20 million Americans suffer from diabetes, and another 54 million are at risk for developing diabetes.
Need another? It is fast and easy to support this great cause! You can make your donation online by clicking the link at the bottom of this message. If you want to do even more to help, please consider joining me in this great event. Our efforts will help set the pace in the fight against diabetes.
I appreciate your support and I'll keep you posted on my progress. Thank you very much!
Thank you for your support,