Oct 18

An unusual plea


Y’all know that I don’t (normally) (a) intentionally exercise or (b) ask for money, so this is a truly unusual circumstance.

This year, I’ll be taking part in the Juvenile Diabetes research foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes along with some half-million other folks all across the country. Our goal: To raise $90 million to help fund research for a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications. (*More info about Juvenile Diabetes below.)

So, will you sponsor me on the walk (Oct., 28, BTW, should any of you want to come walk also…or even heckle)?  I am starting extensive training by walking with my puppy (ok, not quite true, but it sounds a little less lame than the more truthful:  I’m terribly out of shape and will probably be huffing and puffing by the end of this. )

Please visit my Walk Web page if you would like to donate online or see how close I am to reaching my personal goal: http://walk.jdrf.org/walker.cfm?id=86504360

(*) Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, is a nasty, often deadly disease that affects millions of people–a large and growing percentage of them children.  And though 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.

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.

(Huff. Pant. Wheeze.)

Permanent link to this article: http://ginalikins.com/2006/10/18/an-unusual-plea/

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