Thursday, September 06, 2007

Raising Money Via Video for JDRF!

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) chapter in St. Louis is having their annual, "Walk to Cure Diabetes" on September 30, 2007 and we're all getting involved. When I say all of us, I mean 18 of us coming from both Springfield, MO and Omaha, NE. I'm sure you're familiar with the (417) Dwellings! Video Blog that Paul Dizmang and I produce, so then you would probably expect nothing less than a video from us on raising money for Type 1 diabetes research. My personal goal is to raise $1,000 by September 30th and I'd love your help! You can donate securely online thru the JDRF site.

In addition to participating in the walk, I'm also actively pursuing bringing a chapter of the JDRF here to Springfield. There are only 2 chapters in the state of Missouri and we have chosen the St. Louis chapter for assistance in helping to bring it locally. If you, or someone you know, is either affected by Type 1 diabetes or is looking for a job in a non-profit organization, please contact me as I am in the beginning stages of pulling together a support team for those of us who are affected by this pain-in-the-fingertips disease.


If you don't know much about Type 1 diabetes, then I encourage you to read this article. It is very detailed (including pictures for those who don't like to read!) but easy reading. By the end of the article you will have a thorough knowledge of the disease and maybe you'll feel more inclined to help us raise money for research to find a cure.