On December 7th, 2011 our daughter Madison was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, at just 5 years old. Her diagnosis has affected our family deeply. Our pain and grief at the loss of her freedom as a child has inspired us to raise awareness about a growing epidemic affecting
young children all over. In order to help our family and other families cope, and to have a place to reach out for support we have decided to become proactive with our daughter's disease. Young children diagnosed with this disease are subjected to as many as 10 finger pokes a day and possibly up to as many as 8 insulin shots a day to maintain their health.
Diabetes is not just a strain on these children but also on their siblings,
parents, and caregivers.
"But I have Diabetes" tm is a non-profit organization: Our goal is to grow by creating a charitable giving campaign to promote diabetes awareness.
Support newly affected families by providing them with information about
their new diagnosis and with the support of other families that have been affected by this disease for many years. Provide children and their families with the supplies, and support they wouldn't normally be able to afford.
Creating support groups for children and their families to share
experiences trials and tribulations that they have had while they fight this
We are hosting our 2nd annual motorcycle run July 27th 2013, which will include the following: a barbeque, raffle drawings, education &
Information booth, live music and much more. Our goal for this event is to
raise money to help children and families with Diabetes. Part of the Proceeds will also be going to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) jdrfbayarea.org. JDRF is the leader of the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community—unifying global efforts to cure, treat, and prevent T1D.
We are seeking donations for our Endeavour and would appreciate your help in any way. Equipment, raffle prizes, gifts, and awards are all
welcome. Monetary donations are also welcome. Our sponsors and donors receive prominent display on our t-shirts and at event stops
on our poker run, as well as a promotional table at our barbeque.
If you are interested in attending this event, please contact me anytime. Thank you for your support and generosity.
Aaron, Laura, Haley, Angie and Maddie.
"But I have Diabetes" tm
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953 Stonegate Circle
Oakley, CA 94561