Dear Friends and Family,
I recently accepted the challenge to raise funds to support the JDRF Northwest - Nordstrom Beat the Bridge in its efforts to find a cure for diabetes and it's deadly complications. Every day 35 more children are diagnosed with diabetes. This diagnosis means a lifetime of insulin shots and extremely devastating complications, not to mention the fact that diabetes on average shortens a person's lifespan by 15 years and the only hope is a cure. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the largest private funder of diabetes research in the world and since it was founded in 1970, has awarded over $900 million to diabetes research. JDRF has implemented a campaign to raise $1 billion over the next five years in order to accelerate the cure for diabetes.
Last year's Beat the Bridge event raised a record $1,000,000 for diabetes research. This year, our goal is to BEAT $1,130,000 for research! On May 20 the Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes run and walk to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will take place. I will be there because I want to find a cure for diabetes for the 21 million Americans who have to live with this disease.
Please help support me in this important fundraising event by contributing generously to the JDRF Northwest - Nordstrom Beat the Bridge. Your tax-deductible contribution will fund the world's leading diabetes research aimed at finding a cure. It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause - you can make your donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message. If you would prefer, you can also send your tax-deductible contribution to the address listed below. More information on the JDRF Northwest - Nordstrom Beat the Bridge and its programs can be found at beatthebridge.org.
Whatever you can give will help. It all adds up! I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.
To donate online, click on my Personal Page.