I WALK BECAUSE...
I walk because the American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is so much more than a fundraising event to me. It is my opportunity to change the future and make a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes. I am committed to walk and raise money in this inspirational event not because 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, but because I personally know some of them, and I want to do something about it.
My personal committment is to support ADA in their fight to find a cure for my husband and nephew. My husband Dan has had diabetes for 20+ years now and continues to battle various complications from Diabetes. My nephew, Jon, turned 19 recently and was diagnosed a few years ago. He is truly an inspiration to his family, friends and community. He is an athlete but has had many ups and downs with Diabetes, and through it all, continues to be a strong individual with drive and committment.
I am now inviting you to join me in my quest to prevent and cure diabetes once and for all. Chances are, you also know someone who has been affected by diabetes and you already know how important it is to stop this disease. 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.
With your help, we will fight for a future where a parent does not have to hear that their child has diabetes. A future where an adult does not have to face the uncertain times ahead after receiving a diabetes diagnosis. A future where you and I will know that we had a part in making this possible.
To help support my efforts, please click on the Donate button above.
I truly appreciate your support. Together we can Stop Diabetes!