I’ve never participated in a walk before.
This one just happened to be coming up soon after my diagnosis and it’s going to be at the Detroit Zoo and I haven’t been there in YEARS!!! So I asked my husband if he’d like to do it and he said “yes” and so did my mom and nephew.
So we’re going to be walking.
We will be gathering donations and walking to help Stop Diabetes.
I am asking for your help. By making a donation on my behalf, you will be helping the Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.
Why help me Stop Diabetes? There are 25.8 million Americans living with diabetes, a disease that is outpacing heart disease, cancer and AIDS. If we don’t act now, one in three children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime.
My mother, father, sister (gestational), aunt, and brother-in-law have diabetes. My grandfather and great grandmother also had diabetes. And now I also have diabetes. Many of my friends have family members who have diabetes or they have it themselves.
I believe that my participation in this year’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes can and will make a difference. Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is one of the Association’s biggest fund raisers. With the help of people like you, the American Diabetes Association can raise over $20 million to help Stop Diabetes.
(That’s the Artic Circle of life up there ^^ I’ve never seen that! Last time I went to the zoo they were building this!)
Please help me reach my goal and go to my Web Page at http://main.diabetes.org/goto/peargirly, to make a secure, 100% tax deductible donation.
My goal is not large ($200.00) and I am halfway there now. Even a small amount will make a difference. And it would mean the world to me.
If you do donate and have a cause that is looking for donations, I will match your donation with a donation of my own to your cause. Leave me the information in your comments and I will get back with you.
Together we can Stop Diabetes. One step at a time.
Thank you for your consideration and support!
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