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’s Walk 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.
On 10/26/2008, approximately 15 family members ( Bhavana, Shaan, Kiran, Mukesh, Nilima, Nandini, Maya, Dipan, Falguni, Rohan, Jagdish, Nirupama, Uday, Ami, Tejus, Shane, Christelle, and Loic)will be walking together in Cook Campus, Rutgers University’s ( New Brunswick, NJ ). I will be walking as a member of the family team, and our fund raising goal is $10,000 (our goal is for each walker to raise about $1000).
As you already know, Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, is a devastating, often deadly disease that affects millions of people–a large and growing percentage of them children.
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… .
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: