[Update 8/1– (over) GOOOOOOALLLLLL!   102% of goal, over $1500 raised so far – thank you! thank you!]

Once a year I ask readers directly for support – and year after year you’ve responded.  Together we’ve raised over $10,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JRDF).   On Saturday August 2 I’ll be back in East Lansing to go face-to-face with Coach Dantonio to take part in the Walk for a Cure.   This year those who donate (something/anything) will take their place in Michigan lore and receive a virtual helmet sticker that will adorn the sidebar on this site until after the walk:


In 2011 those who chipped in got their name on the righteous JDRF Jug, in 2012 on the coveted JDRF banner, last year they righted a horrible wrong.  So this year the coveted JDRF helmet decals.

Here’s how to get in the action:


  • Why East Lansing?   A: My family is heavily involved in the EL Walk, what’s a brother to do?
  • Does Dantonio really show up?  A: Every year  – he and the MSU football team support this walk like you wouldn’t believe.
  • Why are you involved in T1D?    A:  Found out about the disease when my nephew Jack was diagnosed when he was 4 and I’m trying to do my part to solve this.
  • Whoa dude – August 2, what about the Man U/Real Madrid game at the Big House?  The walk starts at 9:30am and I’ll be back in A2 with bells on in plenty of time.
  • Isn’t “curing” T1D just about diet and exercise?  A:  No! I wish.  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.)




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  1. I want to thank Greg for promoting the Walk again this year and all of you for donating to JDRF. Thank you!