Join TEAM JEN Diabetes Walk on September 20, 2008 in Nashville, TN

SEARCHING FOR WALKERS!!

I’m trying to build a team of walkers. SO I’m writing to tell you that I’ll be walking in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes this year, and to ask you to join me on Sept 20, 2008. As many of you know I am a type 1 diabetic and it is my dream, to not only help myself, but as many others as I can with diabetes.

Taking part in the Walk is great experience. Not only will you be making a real difference in helping to find a cure that will change the lives of millions… you’ll be having FUN, and getting a good workout too!

First, let me tell you a little about why this cause is so important.
Every year, more than 30,000 new cases of type 1 diabetes–the most severe form of the disease–are diagnosed in the United State alone, a large and growing percentage of them children. Day-to-day living is a challenge for people with type 1 diabetes–and multiple insulin injections are only the beginning. But what’s even harder is facing the reality of the devastating complications that can stem from their condition.
As you can imagine, it’s easy for people with type 1 diabetes to feel that their future is uncertain. But thanks to research funded by organizations such as JDRF, people with diabetes have a new sense of hope. Scientists have made enormous progress, and a cure for type 1 diabetes is now within reach.

That’s why this is such a crucial time, and why I’m asking you to join me in walking, and raising money that will speed these scientists toward that cure. Every walker, and every dollar, brings us that much closer.
So please, come join me for this very special day… and a chance to make a real difference!

I’ll be walking at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Nashville, TN on September 20, 2008. You can find out more info, ways to donate, or sign up to be walker with my team and I at:

http://walk.jdrf.org/walker.cfm?id=87047871

Thank you,
Jen Mangum