Monday, October 25, 2010

Another Great JDRF Walk....

Yesterday morning my I participated in my 4th JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in Philadelphia. With each year that I fundraise and am involved with this great event, I continue to be overwhelmed by people's generosity and kindness. I can barely put into words how much it means to me that year after year, my family and friends continue to contribute and support this very special cause.

 My wonderful family was with me walking yesterday, as well as many of my co-workers and thousands of others that are touched by Type 1 Diabetes. As I looked at the swarms of people yesterday morning, I was again reminded that despite how I may feel sometimes, I really am not "alone" with my fight against diabetes. There are thousands of other people out there- families, kids, companies, etc. that understand the importance of raising awareness and continuing to fight for a cure.
My family had a new “walker” this year, my 6 month old niece. As I watched her sleep in her stroller with my 2 ½ year old nephew running alongside of us down the parkway, I realized that I walk each year not only for all of us that are currently affected by Type 1 Diabetes but also just as much for all the future generations. I realized that I walk for my beautiful, healthy niece and nephew and the millions of other children out there to help eliminate the chance that diabetes could ever touch their innocent lives.
So thank you again to the all that have supported one of the many JDRF walks that will be occurring across the country over the next few weeks. I also want to send a special thank you to the staff and volunteers of the JDRF, especially my dear friend Colleen, who devote endless time and energy to making a difference for those affected by Juvenile Diabetes. I hope you know how much your work means to others and how much hope you give to us as we keep fighting for a cure. Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Love you Heidi!!! It looks like we will hit our $2million goal this year!! Every year when I am at the top of the steps looking out at the crowd I get the chills seeing how many people are there to support JDRF and the Walk to Cure Diabetes. Thank you for being a part of yesterday's success!

    Please keep posting on your blog. Your words are inspiring and it gives me motivation to work hard and to raise more money for diabetes research.