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DARTON GROUP welcomes guest blogger David Remele (VP and General Auditor of Charlotte-based FairPoint Communications) who once again is participating in JDRF’s “Walk to Cure Diabetes” on Saturday, April 17, 2010, in Charlotte.  David’s son, Noah, was diagnosed with type 1 juvenile diabetes at 8 months old.  Please join us in supporting Noah and the effort to cure type 1 diabetes.


Greetings!

I’m writing to you to ask for your support in a very special cause.

Once again this year, I’ll be taking part in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes along with a half-million other walkers across the country. Our goal: To raise $105 million to help fund research for a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications.

Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, is a devastating, often deadly disease that affects millions of people–a large and growing percentage of them children.  Our 13-year old son, Noah has type one diabetes. Noah was diagnosed when he was 8 months old and since then, he has had more than 15,000 insulin injections and had numerous hospital stays as a result of his diabetes. Even a simple virus or the flu can lead to severe health problems.

JDRF funding and leadership is associated with most major scientific breakthroughs in type 1 diabetes research to date.  And JDRF funds a major portion of all type 1 diabetes research worldwide, more than any other charity.

I’m writing to ask for your support because now more than ever, EACH of us can be a part of bringing about a cure. Each of us can make a real difference

Won’t you please give to JDRF as generously as you’re able?

Together, we can make the cure a reality.

Thank you,

David Remele

Please visit my Walk Web page if you would like to donate online or see how close I am to reaching my personal goal:

http://walk.jdrf.org/walker.cfm?id=87643091

Follow this link to make a donation:

http://walk.jdrf.org/support.cfm?id=87643091

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