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JDRF Charity Walk 2014 (Walk to cure Diabetes) FREE EVENT

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Hi Everyone!

Join us on March 8th for the JDRF annual Walk-For-The-Cure-5K Event at UCF! EVERYTHING at the event is FREE! Breakfast, Lunch and drinks are provided to everyone as a thank you, there will also be bounce houses, fun character meet-and-greets, Live music, Mix 105.1, parades, and lots of kiosks giving away free stuff!... and you'll get a FREE Tshirt from me when you sign up online http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?team_id=141095&pg=team&fr_id=3280 as a Thank you for your support!

I am the Team Captain for a Walk Team raising Money and Awareness for the Juvenile Diabetes research Foundation (JDRF)… did you read that right? “juvenile” as in little kids! JDRF is committed to finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes and assisting families with children who have it. BE PART OF MY TEAM!!! If you’d like to pledge money towards my personal goal I’d really appreciate it! My personal goal is $250 and my team goal is $8,000… Please help us raise it – Just follow the link to donate!!! http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?team_id=141095&pg=team&fr_id=3280

Also, my team is raffling off a 60” LED HDTV… ill be selling tickets at the walk which are only $5 or 5/$20… I hope someone from the YOAO meetup group wins it!!! If you would like to raise money by setting up your own goal – please join my team… contact me for details!

How does JDRF help? JDRF is committed to finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes and assisting families with children who do have it. As a not-for-profit organization, they are able to dedicate 82% of all funds to research and education – 82 cents per dollar - that’s HUGE!

What is Type 1 Diabetes? Type 1 is an autoimmune disease – basically the body’s immune system attacks and kills insulin-producing cells. Unlike Type 2 diabetes which can be reversed, Type 1 diabetes thus far is irreversible, resulting in regular injections of insulin.

Who does Type 1 diabetes target most? – Babies, Children, and Adolescents More than 3,000,000 Americans have Type 1 Diabetes – that’s a lot of zeros, huh? Even worse, each year more than 15,000 children are diagnosed – meaning each day 40 children are told they will have to stick themselves with a needle to survive – ouch!