The cause: American Diabetes Association's "Step out to fight Diabetes"
23.6 million (24% are undiagnosed) children and adults in just the U.S. suffer from diabetes, America's fastest growing disease. Diabetes can, and does, lead to a wide range of other serious health complications. By helping me participate in Step Out, you're not just helping to funds to eliminate one disease. You're also battling cardiovascular problems, kidney failure, blindness, lower limb amputations, and much more.
For those of you that don't know, my daughter Tori was diagnosed with Type I diabetes one month after her third birthday. I have participated in this walk ever since, and have been acting Volunteer Corporate Chairperson for the last few years.
What I would like to do this year is hold a raffle to give away prizes for donations, similar to what I do in an online game I play where I have already collected almost 1.8 million worth of in-game prizes to give away (check it out here: ryddler's EL raffle). In order to do that I need some vendors to step up and offer some prizes to the prize pool. If you are a vendor, and would like to donate a prize (should also be a tax deduction as well), please pm me the details.
I will still appreciate any donations that are made even if we don't get any vendors to donate. All donations made prior to having any available prizes will be automatically added to the ticketholders list.
Please make your donation at one of the following locations:
- http://main.diabetes.org/goto/tori2008 and include your Site user name in the personal note section.
- paypal donation and include your site user name. (note: paypal will charge ~4% so please use the method above if you can)