I know that most of you have your own walks and fundraisers, but if you'd like to support our team, even small amounts add up!
Here is our letter:
This fall our family will be joining more than 130,000 walkers from across the country in this year's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes to raise money for the American Diabetes Association.
We will be gathering donations and walking to help Stop Diabetes.
We are asking for your help. By making a donation on Bean's behalf, you will be helping the Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.
Why help us Stop Diabetes? There are 25.8 million Americans living with diabetes, a disease that is outpacing heart disease, cancer and AIDS. If we don't act now, one in three children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime.
We believe that our participation in this year's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes can and will make a difference. Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is one of the Association's biggest fund raisers. With the help of people like you, the American Diabetes Association can raise over $20 million to help Stop Diabetes.
Please help us reach our goal and go to my Web Page at http://main.diabetes.org/goto/thebeanteam, to make a secure, 100% tax deductible donation.
Every donation, no matter the size, will help us reach our goal.
Bean has the opportunity to go to Diabetes Camp next summer if she meets her goal. She was able to go last year because of your generosity and had an amazing time. She was around other kids (more than 50) who also had to test their blood sugar and count their carbs at every meal. "Same" for five days was so great for her and she is looking forward to hanging out with all of her D-camp friends again this summer!
Together we can Stop Diabetes. One step at a time.