Monday, May 13, 2013

One more year

Here we are, 1 full year later and I'm again fundraising and recruiting for the JDRF Walk-A-Thon

Have to admit, it's a bit more challenging with 2 kids

My letter of invitation was written with my baby on my lap trying to yank my glasses of my face and pull out my earings (which she did, by the way)  

At least I have good news about where the money is going:

The JDRF is funding several research projects that could be very significant to me in my lifetime
Such as, the artificial pancreas project: this is basically a software that will read my blood sugar, and automatically dose me with insulin to fix it,
Or the Beta Cell Encapsulation project, the idea being to give a person with juvenile diabetes new beta cells and putting them inside a casing that will not allow your body to destroy them
The JDRF is also looking at Preventing diabetes.  I mean they never actually cured Polio, they just eradicated it with vaccines preventing people from getting it
Lots of promise….

My big fear of shame is showing up with a team of 4- me, my husband and the kids
Or falling so far short of my fund-raising goal that the JDRF organizers look at me and whisper between themselves that people must not like me very much. 

SO here's my plea:
Please sponsor me: Tamara Segall
Last year, my team raised a total of $5,227 this year I am setting us an optimistic goal of  $8,000!!!!
(So far, I've raised $118.00 )

Please join my team:Team Dex4

Last year we were a team of about 30

My friends, my colleagues, my family
We brought baby strollers and sunscreen
We talked about summer plans and work and music and maybe a few comments on how fat and pregnant I’d gotten
It was really great and everyone who went has already started asking about this year’s walk

The walk:
Sunday June 9, 2013.
At the park: Centre de la Nature in Laval
Registration time: 8:30 am
Walk time: 10:00 am

At the end they feed you lunch.  And it's good too, I swear!

The web site to register for my team or make a donation is now open as well:

 Thank you!

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