27 March 2007
Please Join Us: Crop for the Cure
This is Karli, the daughter of my friend, Darci. Karli is a 6th grader who was diagnosed two years ago with juvenile diabetes. This illness has affected every aspect of Karli's life, as well as that of her family. Yet Karli and her family have turned this very difficult situation into a major force for good. Almost overnight, they became champions of the cause, speaking out for other kids who suffer from diabetes. Karli has become a polished and professional young woman, speaking confidently on television, on the radio, and in front of lawmakers about the difficulties of living with her condition and the urgency to find a cure.
And they are raising money. Lots of it. To help Karli and other kids like her, we are hosting a Crop for Cure on Saturday, April 28 in Ankeny, Iowa. If you live within driving distance of central Iowa, I hope you will join us. Check out the registration form on our blog: Crop for the Cure . All of the money we raise will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. It promises to be a great day of scrapbooking, meeting new friends, and moving us one step closer to the cure.