Chances are, you know someone affected by Diabetes. I personally know a few people close to me who suffer with it, and the numbers of people who succumb to its grip are increasing every year.
Recently, the American Diabetes Association visited Jaden’s school and taught them all about Type 1, Type 2, foods, risks, the importance of exercise, and some great information to help the kids NOT be at risk. In fact, evidence suggests that as much as 90% of certain forms of the disease are completely preventable, and are largely caused by lifestyle and behavioral choices.
Well, let me tell you – Jaden is super excited to raise money for the American Diabetes Association, with the School Walk for Diabetes fundraiser. He’s walking and raising awareness for the disease and he’s hoping you can help him out.
There are three ways you can help
- If you know me and trust me, you can send me the money directly via paypal, and then I will include that in my donation. This will double your effective donation because my employer matches 100% of all donations to tax-exempt organizations. Normally, employers require a minimum donation (usually $25) in order to qualify for the match, but because I’ll be combining multiple donations, we can all be twice as giving. I’m happy to provide a receipt showing your portion for tax deduction purposes. (update: the deadline for the fundraiser is over as of Friday 3/5/2010, so I’m not accepting direct donations any more)
- You can go straight to Jaden’s fundraising page. You can donate anonymously or publicly and be listed on his page. Be sure to check if your employer does matching (it’s part of the contribution form).
- You can send people to this post to raise awareness.
Thank you! Your participation is greatly appreciated.