Join Bronzatura in Helping an Amazing Cause !!!
Recently a client of ours approached us about helping to sponsor a fundraiser to support research for Type 1 diabetes. The powerful story that I’m about to tell you blew us away. Often times, we get so wrapped up in our lives and our problems that we forget about the challenges others around us are facing. We all talk of how we want to live in a better world and be a better person but sometimes life gets in the way. We get too overwhelmed, overworked, and over obligated to actually take the time to make a difference. However, sometimes we encounter someone who shines so brightly and pulls at our heart-strings so hard that we have to pay attention. I believe the young lady I am about to tell you about is one of those shining stars and I believe she could teach us all a thing or two about taking action to make a difference.
Everyday we hear about diseases and illnesses that others suffer with but we don’t normally get to see the story behind all the brave faces who struggle with these things every day of their lives and still find it in them to be strong and never give up. So with no further ado, I’d like to introduce you all to Emily. Emily is a brave 17-year-old who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 8 – almost ten years ago. If you are not familiar with T1D let me give you a few facts. With Type 1 Diabetes, a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. The body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, called beta cells. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and as of now, nothing you can do to get rid of it. Emily has to check her blood sugar several times a day and has to administer insulin when needed through a pump that she has to have on her at all times. As if being a teenager, graduating high school, and planning for college and her future isn’t hard enough on its own.
Shortly after her diagnosis, Emily and her family organized “Emily’s Eagles” to participate in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes and have walked every year since. From 2005 to present, Emily’s Eagles has raised more than $21,000 to find a cure for diabetes. This year Emily and her big sister have decided to take their fundraising efforts to an even higher level by hosting an event called Flip for a Cure. Flip for a Cure will raise money to fund research for Diabetes Type 1.There are as many as 3 million american’s suffering from this disease, and there are more than 30,000 children and young adults diagnosed with it each year. This is why we need to come together and do our part to help find a cure to this disease. With the help of JDRF and their support of research for diabetes, these children and young adults can learn to manage it and live long, healthy lives. Bronzatura will be helping to sponsor this event and hope you join us in this effort to make a difference!
“So shines a good deed in a weary world.” – W.S.
Flip for a cure will be held on Saturday, October 18th at P.J. Whelihan’s in Cherry Hill, NJ. People can either participate in the Flip cup tournament or buy a ticket to be a spectator. This is your chance to come out and support a great cause (type 1 diabetes (T1D) research) and have big fun while doing it! All teams playing in the flip cup tournament will have the chance to win a $250 grand prize sponsored by Fletcher Roofing! Team players and spectators will have the chance to win amazing raffle prizes and a 50/50, too! Music by DJ XTINA from Wired 96.5! For more information you can visit flipforacure.myevent.com or search “Flip for a Cure” on Facebook to learn more. Registration is FREE and only takes a minute! For complete tournament rules, please click here.
If you can not attend but would to donate directly to Emily’s Eagles, click here. For more information regarding JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes or more facts on Type 1 Diabetes you can visit http://jdrf.org/about-jdrf/fact-sheets/type-1-diabetes-facts/.