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09/11/2006 01:15:17 AM · #1
Every year, my work raises money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. JDRF is the number one nonprofit, nongovernmental funder of type 1 diabetes research worldwide. (1) Since 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $900 million to type 1 diabetes research including more than $98 million last year alone. (1)

The risk of developing type 1 diabetes is higher than all other severe chronic diseases of childhood. (2) It is estimated that 500,000 to 1 million people have type 1 diabetes in the US alone. (2)

Basically, what we do is simply sell these little shoes for a dollar a piece. We take the shoe and write someone's name on it and stick it on the window.

I don't normally get involved with things like this, but I figured I'm going to do my part to get some support. Obviously, if you don't have the money to donate it, I'm not asking you to donate anything. But if you have a couple of extra dollars, go ahead and donate through the link below. I set the amount at 0.00 because this way you can enter your amount. The standard donation should be a dollar or two, but if you want to do more, you're really more than welcome to do that.

I'll take the total amount (100%) that I get and put either your name or whatever else you'd want...you'll obviously have to private message me or post your name here...if there are any that don't want names, no biggie, don't put a name and we can leave that up to my imagination.

P.S. If you can't donate, then you can help by bumping this thread.

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Anyway, thanks for helping out.

Thanks...Link Closed

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(1). JDRF
(2). University Healthcare

Message edited by author 2006-09-14 15:38:15.
09/11/2006 09:19:54 AM · #2
heh...probably not the brightest ides I've ever had. Oh well...one tiny bump in case anyone's interested today.
09/11/2006 09:25:32 AM · #3
Hey Deapee,

ALthought its a worthy cause, I think you would get a better response if people were linked directly to a page that gives to the JDRF. Alot of folks may not feel comfortable giving money directly to you rather then going to the foundation directly. Howabout a link direct to there rather then your paypal account.

MattO
09/11/2006 09:31:55 AM · #4
Thanks for posting this. I sent a small donation. We donate alot to JDRF and the Lee Iacoca foundation throughout the year. always happy to help. my 5 yr. old daughter' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/548/thumb/389406.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/548/thumb/389406.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' has juvenille diabetes. she was diagnosed almost three years ago. time flies. i hope you get more donations and i'll help bump it. you can use her name. Odyssey.

good luck!

Crystal

Message edited by author 2006-09-11 09:32:16.
09/11/2006 09:36:26 AM · #5
just sent a lil' something....unfortunately in this day and age diabetes is on the rise...I hate it that little kids have to go through it :/

09/11/2006 09:44:38 AM · #6
bump: no money, I am a charity case this week.
09/11/2006 09:45:10 AM · #7
Originally posted by colyla:

just sent a lil' something....unfortunately in this day and age diabetes is on the rise...I hate it that little kids have to go through it :/


Type 2 diabetes is on the rise due to health issues in our society but type 1(juvennille diabetes) is caused by the body attacking itself(the pancreas) and destroying the insulin producing cells. it's not caused by diet or exercise and cannot be fixed like type 1. it's forever. not sure if you thought that or not I just get that alot and have become a little defensive. my daughter had sweets rarely and they were sugar free even then before she was diagnosed and she loves to exercise. has her own toddler exercise bike and does yoga with me so those were nto issues with her.
09/11/2006 10:34:38 AM · #8
Originally posted by jaded_youth:

Originally posted by colyla:

just sent a lil' something....unfortunately in this day and age diabetes is on the rise...I hate it that little kids have to go through it :/


Type 2 diabetes is on the rise due to health issues in our society but type 1(juvennille diabetes) is caused by the body attacking itself(the pancreas) and destroying the insulin producing cells. it's not caused by diet or exercise and cannot be fixed like type 1. it's forever. not sure if you thought that or not I just get that alot and have become a little defensive. my daughter had sweets rarely and they were sugar free even then before she was diagnosed and she loves to exercise. has her own toddler exercise bike and does yoga with me so those were nto issues with her.


I'll bump as well. my wife has a great point above in that often times people get type 1 and type 2 confused and lumped together. The JDRF works to help fight and find a cure for type 1. Type 1 can't be cured and happens to people through no fault of thier own. many times when people hear that our daughter has diabetees they has "how fat is she" or "well why did you feed her all that junk food" children diagnosed at my daughter's age usually die from it before they turn 40 and the women either can't or are encouraged to not have children because they may die from it. I often hear aldults whine about geeting shots or giving blood because they are scared of needles. My little princess has to have 4+ shots every day for the rest of her life unless a cure is found.

Today an employee in one of my stores called in because she had to take her daughter to the hospital and was diagnosed with type 1. My heart goes out to her becasue I know that thier lives will never been the same.

I ask you to donate as well. don't be fooled about it being called juvinlle diabetees because some young adults and pregnant women can get it as well. If you don't feel comfortable sending money to Deepee then jsut go to JDRF or Join Lee now which is also trying to find a cure and actually funding human trials!

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/493/thumb/334295.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/493/thumb/334295.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' wow months later i realize what a terrible photo this is:(

Message edited by author 2006-09-11 10:43:59.
09/11/2006 11:15:15 AM · #9
I donate to JDRF every year through the charity campaign at work. My sister was diagnosed at age 7 (she had a kidney/pancreas transplant nearly two years ago now - went in to renal failure five years ago). My nephew was diagnosed at 3 1/2. (Note to Crystal and Elvis - they just started him on a pump a month or so ago - he's 7 now. Seems to be working very well for him.)

Even if you don't/can't donate, do take the time to educate yourself about the differences between Type I (commonly called juvenile diabetes) and Type II (used to be called "adult onset diabetes". Type II is becoming more prevalent in children with sedentary lifestyles and a tendency to be overweight; type II in adults can strike those who are active and NOT overweight as well, so be careful of the assumptions you make.

Good cause, deapee - thanks for the post.
09/11/2006 11:24:21 AM · #10
I didnt mean to make it sound like type 2 was only caused by diet and exercise. etc. but I assume that that may be the reason its on the rise. and thank you for the info about your nephew weve been giving the pump serious concideration and have spoken with her diabetes education team about it.
09/11/2006 11:51:56 AM · #11
Originally posted by jaded_youth:

I didnt mean to make it sound like type 2 was only caused by diet and exercise. etc. but I assume that that may be the reason its on the rise. and thank you for the info about your nephew weve been giving the pump serious concideration and have spoken with her diabetes education team about it.


I knew there were two types....one you could eventually get and one you were born with...but didn't know which was which. I hate that any child has to go through this.

My step children's mom was just diagnosed with diabetes about 6 months ago (had a stroke too and she's only 40!) so we've been more concerned about it with the kids eventually getting it. It's scary....

09/11/2006 12:55:41 PM · #12
bump. getting kinda far down

Message edited by author 2006-09-11 12:55:48.
09/11/2006 01:06:56 PM · #13
Originally posted by Melethia:

type II in adults can strike those who are active and NOT overweight as well, so be careful of the assumptions you make.


this is very true. I have been seeing this more and more lately. I think this happens more in people that may have had family members with it (read hereditary)There has been talk of changing the name of one of them so that they can seperate themsleves in the public's eye(will help with awarness and fund raising) I have read many think the rise in type 2 in active adults is because of all they crap we eat, bu then again they say that about everything nowadays.

Message edited by author 2006-09-11 13:08:15.
09/11/2006 01:12:55 PM · #14
Oh wow, thanks for the support...this is great. Every dollar counts.

MattO...I'm not sure what site you could donate directly, probably on that first source that I listed as being cited. If it's any consolation, I can assure you that every dollar that comes my way is going directly to JDRF...no ifs ands or buts about it.

Again, thanks for the donations and the bumps so far.
09/11/2006 01:17:54 PM · #15
I will donate later when I get paid! I think that it is great you are doing this. I am type 2 and I am in great shape..I used to be a personal trainer. Not all type 2 are overweight. I am actually under weight and because of the diet I am on, it is next to impossible to gain weight.
09/11/2006 06:03:01 PM · #16
bump
09/11/2006 07:17:04 PM · #17
b u m p
09/11/2006 07:32:58 PM · #18
Not to diminish Type I diabetes in the least, but I believe asthma has taken over as the #1 serious chronic disease of childhood.

Obesity does raise your risk of type II diabetes. Thus more fat kids leads to more type II diabetes. Type II diabetes used to be a rare disease in children, this is no longer true.
09/11/2006 09:36:05 PM · #19
Sweet guys and girls...thanks. I'm hoping this thread sticks around for a few days. Remember folks, every dollar counts...So if you have a few bucks sitting in your paypal just waiting for a reason, consider sending one to this little donation project.
09/12/2006 06:50:21 AM · #20
bump it! bump it real good!::insert saltNpeppa music here:: lol. i'm a goof.
09/12/2006 10:39:18 AM · #21
Another visit from the *Bump Fairy*
09/12/2006 02:54:57 PM · #22
B to the U to the M to the P! lol ;P

ok i'm done bumping for today. someones bound get mad at me soon. ;/
09/13/2006 12:39:45 PM · #23
OK well I guess everyone has seen this thread by now. I was honestly sort of expecting to see this thing take off and a lot of people to give a dollar or two.

Maybe I should have found something to sell (like a DVD or CD) that would be useful for everyone for like $10, then just donate the extra $8 (cost of materials and shipping subtracted) or whatever to this organization.

Oh well I can't complain though because now we've raised $23 that wouldn't have been raised if I didn't start the thread, so that's a good thing. I was originally going to just throw in 5 or 10 dollars to the cause, but since a lot less was raised than I had expected, I'm going to match the $23 to make a total of $46.

So anyway, if anyone has thought about this and wants to throw a dollar or two to the cause but hasn't yet, follow the link in the first post. I'm going to delete the link tomorrow morning at about 10:00AM EDT.

Thanks to everyone who helped out.
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