Each year, thousands of people participate in several dozen walks around the country in an effort to raise money to cure type 1 diabetes . The annual JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes has been part of my life for the last few years. Last year I was seven months pregnant and walked with my husband and mom. We called our family team, "Baby Bonilla" in honor of the little one we were eagerly anticipating.
This year I'm getting my company involved and walking as part of a corporate team. I decided to increase my donation goal and wrote a fundraising letter. I wanted to share the content of the letter with my blog readers because finding a cure for this disease is so important.
Here's my letter:
Dear Family, Friends, and Colleagues:
Today I'm writing to share two of my passions with you: children and finding a cure for juvenile diabetes. As you may know, I was diagnosed with type 1 or juvenile diabetes when I was 13 years old. While diabetes is a struggle I know person...
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