I need your help. My friends need your help. A year ago I asked you to support me in a Walk For a Cure for my friend’s little girl who lives with diabetes every day. This year I am asking for your support in three separate causes. And, like last year, I will donate $1 to EACH cause for every comment left on this post from now until next Saturday, February 28th. So comment away.
What are the causes that need your help?
Unfortunately I can’t make it to the JDRF Walk For a Cure this year, but I still want to help out my friend, Carrie, and her beautiful daughter, Payton. In the two years since 7-year-old Payton was diagnosed with diabetes she has become quite a role model. This last year, when her friend Brookelyn was also diagnosed with diabetes, Payton comforted her and told her it would be ok while Carrie helped Brookelyn’s parents deal with the shock and learn to take care of their daughter’s needs. And earlier this month Payton was chosen to attend JDRFâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Congress in June in Washington D.C.! Out of 1,500 applicants, Payton was one of only 150 children chosen to meet with members of congress to tell her story and hopefully encourage more funding for research to find a cure for diabetes. She is such a brave little girl.
If you would like to donate to Payton’s Promise (her team name for the walk) please visit Carrie’s walk page. Their team goal is $4000. Last year they raised $5000 and I would love to see them blow last year away. Please help if you can.
My friend, Nicole, is walking in the Walk MS fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis. She is walking for her dear friend, Jen’s team. Sadly Jen just lost her mom who suffered with MS for many years. A donation to the National MS Society is used to fund important research for a cure and also provides programs and services to those currently affected by MS.
If you would like to donate to Felicia’s Fighters (their team named after Jen’s mom) please visit Nicole’s walk page. Nicole’s goal is $188 and the team goal is $1500. Please help them reach their goal.
Fellow blogger, Matthew at Child’s Play X2, is holding an online auction to raise money for the Border View YMCA. Your bids go directly towards supporting programs in a community where 1 in 4 live in poverty and many more work multiple jobs just make ends meet. And you can bid on some pretty great prizes including a custom blog design, a pass to this summer’s BlogHer conference, a Flip Video camera, tickets for 2 on a cruise and much, much more.
Head over to the online auction site to put in your bids. Bid to win some really great items and help those in need at the same time.
Thank you so much for your support. And don’t forget to leave a comment below.