Once a year I ask readers directly for support – and year after year you’ve responded. Together we’ve raised over $13,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JRDF). On Saturday August 1 I’ll be back in East Lansing to go face-to-face with the Spartans to take part in the Walk for a Cure.
In 2011 those who chipped in got their name on the righteous JDRF Jug, in 2012 on the coveted JDRF banner, in 2013 they righted a horrible wrong last year a coveted JDRF helmet decal. This year you’ll get a hearty tweet with an epic U-M (or team of your choice) photo from yesteryear in your honor.
Here’s how to get in the action:
- Donate to my walk group – something, anything.
- Join me in East Lansing for the walk on Saturday August 1st.
- Learn about JDRF and Type 1 diabetes—you probably have some friends/relatives/co-workers that are affected.
- All of the above
- Why East Lansing? A: My family help create the EL Walk years ago, so what’s a brother to do?
- Why are you involved in T1D? A: Found out about the disease when my nephew Jack was diagnosed when he was 3 and I’m trying to help.
- Isn’t “curing” T1D just about diet and exercise? A: No! Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and (at present) nothing you can do to get rid of it. There is no cure! (The differences between T1D and adult-onset diabetes here.)
THANK YOU !