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2008 Walk to Cure Diabetes

Hello Everyone!

I'm posting this to the classifieds to ask for your support in a Good 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.

Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, is a devastating, often deadly disease that affects millions of people--a large and growing percentage of them children.

Many people think type 1 diabetes can be controlled by insulin. 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... and yes, it's pretty bad.

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.



Thank you,

Brendon Turpen

If you don't feel like donating that is fine but please feel free to forward this email to your friends. I have a personal goal of $500 but would really like to pass that mark.

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=87026908

Follow this link to make a donation:

http://walk.jdrf.org/support.cfm?id=87026908

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good luck with your walk, if you happen to go past my house, i'll donate some

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