There are so many walks for diabetes going around. All you have to do is find one in your community and then sign up. An example is the one done about a year ago with hundreds participating to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes.
which is the mission of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International.
The walk above has a lot of participants so they were hoping they would surpass the $100,000 raised the year before. Lee Smith, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes said that JDRF helps with the discovery of medication. The most notable of this is the one that helps protect the kidneys which is called the protease inhibitor.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International was established by parents whose children are diabetics. This non profit organization helps raise funds all over the world. The hope is to find a cure and the complications through research. It has already granted over $1 billion to research for a cure for type 1 diabetes since it was established in 1970.
In 2006 alone, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International donated $122 million dollars. Let us support organizations like this in their fight against diabetes for as the saying goes: United we stand; Divided we fall. Ask your employer to have a campaign fundraiser.
You can even start your own team. There are lot of benefits when the place of employment participates. Not only does it build the spirit of team building and promote teamwork but also it does not cost the company anything because the raising of the funds is on the shoulders of individual donors while it raises awareness to the company and building employee morale.
So go out and start walking for diabetes. It is our very own tour de cure. This will draw people to walk together in a healthy activity and at the same time raise money for a worthy cause. And it is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.
What are you waiting for?