Wednesday, August 17, 2011

How You Can Help

I've had a number of people ask me how they can help us with the upcoming Walk to Cure Diabetes.

1.  Obviously, money talks.  :)  I am really, REALLY uncomfortable asking people for money.  However, when it comes to Ross's health and finding a way for him to never have to experience another dang finger stick, pump insertion, low blood sugar, high blood sugar, injection, fear of seizure or ketoacidosis, etc. I can and will do anything!  Whether it's $1 or $1000, we are sincerely grateful for every donation that is made in Ross's name.  Every single cent is going toward making his life a little more normal.  Donations are tax deductible!  You can safely donate to Ross's Gator Crusaders HERE.
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2.  Join us on September 24th at 8:00 a.m. at Engler Park in Farmington.  We are truly humbled by the love and support we've received at the last two Walks we've partcipated in.  To look around and see familiar faces, knowing they are there for Ross is overwhelming.  I honestly pray everyone has a chance in his/her lifetime to experience that kindness.  Not only will the walkers be there for moral support, the Walk is a lot of fun, too!

If there are any questions, please contact me at stephaniefelker78@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ross's Walk to Cure Diabetes Video

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Walk Time Again!

We are blessed to have another Walk to Cure Diabetes in Farmington!  It will take place Saturday, September 24th at Engler Park.  Registration will take place at 8:00 a.m., and the 3 mile walk will begin at 8:30. 

Hundreds of individuals are expected to gather for a common cause -- to raise funds to assist JDRF in its mission to find treatments and cures for type 1 diabetes. We're also going to have a fun time as many family events are planned including, food, beverages, a children's area and plenty of activities for the entire family. 

By taking on such a key role in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, you help JDRF continue to be the leading funder of and advocate for type 1 diabetes science. With your support, JDRF funded more than $107 million in diabetes research in Fiscal Year 2010 alone, and more than $1.5 billion in type 1 diabetes research since JDRF was founded in 1970. That is more funding for type 1 diabetes research than any other charity in the world has accomplished. Our research funding goal for FY2011 is ambitious: to fund $124 million in promising science leading to better treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes. So, we really need your help!

You can make an online donation by visiting www.walk.jdrf.org and typing in my name (Stephanie Felker) or our team name, Ross's Gator Crusaders, in the state of Missouri.  If you would prefer, you can contact me at stephaniefelker78@hotmail.com to send in a check. 

Thank you so much for your support!