I have diabetes, and so do other members of my family. I walk daily for my health, and it does keep me quite healthy, along with a healthy, low-carb diet. I like to be an example of how one can remain healthy, even after a diabetes diagnosis. Diabetes isn't the end of the world! Yes, we MUST continue to seek an end to this disease, but in the meantime, we can still be healthy and enjoy life. We must encourage each other to do so.
I walk because the American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is so much more than a fundraising event to me. It is my opportunity to change the future and make a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes. I am committed to walk and raise money in this inspirational event not because 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, but because I personally know some of them, and I want to do something about it.
I am now inviting you to join me in my quest to prevent and cure diabetes once and for all. Chances are, you also know someone who has been affected by diabetes and you already know how important it is to stop this disease. By making a donation on my behalf, you will be helping the Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.
With your help, we will fight for a future where a parent does not have to hear that their child has diabetes. A future where an adult does not have to face the uncertain times ahead after receiving a diabetes diagnosis. A future where you and I will know that we had a part in making this possible.
To help support my efforts, please click here: http://tonyb.us/adawalk2013 .
I truly appreciate your support. Together we can Stop Diabetes!