I need your help

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by ayers4, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. ayers4

    ayers4 New Member

    Dear Friends,

    My family and I are all too familiar with the effects of diabetes. Diabetes has touched nearly every member of my family. It ravaged my mother, has nearly taken the sight from my sister, and ended my brother’s life. I have two more brothers with diabetes; one who was hospitalized last week due to complications. I have two sisters that are diagnosed with diabetes, and two others that have it but are too scared to acknowledge it. I, too, have diabetes—diagnosed in my mid-twenties.

    With the help of doctors and my family, I am in better control of my disease today than I have ever been. This is due to the research being done today to find new and better treatments, medications, and nutritional findings. This research is very expensive, and I’d like to do my part to help fund it.

    This Sunday I'm taking a very important step in the fight against diabetes. I'm going to join 200,000 participants and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to Step Out to Fight Diabetes.

    Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes is a fund-raising walk, benefiting the ADA's mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Please support me by donating to my campaign. My expectations are small. I know that people everywhere are suffering during the current economic crisis, but please help me, my family, and the 23 million other Americans who suffer daily from the complications of diabetes.

    Need more reasons to give? More than 20 million Americans suffer from diabetes, and another 54 million are at risk for developing diabetes.

    Need another? It is fast and easy to support this great cause! You can make your donation online by clicking the link at the bottom of this message. If you want to do even more to help, please consider joining me in this great event. Our efforts will help set the pace in the fight against diabetes.

    I appreciate your support and I'll keep you posted on my progress. Thank you very much!

    Click here to visit my personal page.
    If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the web address:
    http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/St...4471931&pg=personal&fr_id=5406&s_tafId=182100