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DARTON GROUP welcomes guest blogger David Remele (VP and General Auditor of Charlotte-based FairPoint Communications) who is participating in JDRF’s “Walk to Cure Diabetes” this coming Saturday, April 18, in Charlotte.  Both David and Scott Sterling (Business Development Team, DARTON GROUP) have boys who have been diagnosed with type 1 juvenile diabetes.

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Greetings!

I’m blogging to ask for your support for a very special cause.

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.

My son, Noah, has type 1 diabetes.  Noah was diagnosed when he was 8 months old and has essentially lived his entire life with the disease.  He now lives the life of a normal 12 year old boy – going to school, playing baseball, hanging out with friends – but he is still susceptible to serious health issues as a result of his diabetes.  He recently spent two days in the hospital from diabetic complications resulting from a simple stomach virus.

The good news, though, is that a cure for type 1 diabetes is within reach.  In fact, 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.

Thanks,

David Remele

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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=87286358

Follow this link to make a donation: 
http://walk.jdrf.org/support.cfm?id=87286358

Click here to learn more about JDRF:  www.jdrf.org

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