Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Be Part Of The Cure - Literally!

"I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic. Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end." Alice Paul

Want to be part of the Diabetes cure- both literally & figuratively? And let's be serious folks, WHO DOESN’T?

Well, now you can & you don’t even have to be all scientifical smart!

Thanks to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation’s on-line campaign: BePartoftheCure.org You, your picture, and your story can be part of the cure!

The campaign kicked off yesterday and runs through December 31st, 2010.

The Be Part of the CURE campaign is a fantastic way for people living with diabetes,

the Type 3s in their lives, and anyone else concerned about curing diabetes can literally take part (and become) part of the “CURE.”

FYI: If your shy, that's OK. You can still donate without uploading your picture or story~

The showpiece of the campaign is a virtual mosaic/collage that spells the word C-U-R-E, populated by the images of those affected by diabetes – INCLUDING YOU.

What I think is great about the campaign is that it will show ALL THE FACES OF DIABETES.

And to me, ALL the faces of diabetes are as individual as snowflakes.

No two are the same, all are beautiful and every face and story needs to be appreciated.

With just a $10.00 donation, you can upload a photo & submit a short story about how diabetes has affected your life. The campaign is being sponsored by Animas and LifeScan, who will match the first $25,000 in donations.

The final CURE collage image will be reproduced on a giant banner that will hang within the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami, the beneficiary of the campaign proceeds.

A $50.00 donation will get you a mouse pad bearing the final CURE image. And all campaign participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win two tickets to the concert of their choice in their local area.

The final CURE collage will be reproduced on a giant banner that will hang within the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami, the beneficiary of the campaign proceeds.

Personally, I’m going through my hard drive now and plan to upload my picture & story and make my donation TODAY.

We can sit and talk about the cure, or we actively participate and take the steps needed to make it happen. We can help find and fund the cure and create a beautiful & lasting image in the process~

About the Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation

The mission of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is to provide the Diabetes Research Institute with the funding necessary to cure diabetes now. The Diabetes Research Institute, a center of excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is a recognized world leader in cure-focused research. Since its inception in the early 1970s, the DRI has made significant contributions to the field of diabetes research, pioneering many of the techniques used in islet transplantation. The DRI is now building upon these achievements by bridging cell-based therapies with emerging technologies to restore insulin production. For the millions of families already affected by diabetes, the Diabetes Research Institute is the best hope for a cure. For more information, call 1-800-321-3437 or visit DiabetesResearch.org.


Cara said...

Ohhh... this may need to be shared on my blog too! I think I'll make my way to that site a little later in the week and donate. :) We all have a story to tell.

Lorraine of "This is Caleb..." said...

I LOVE this! Caleb is in the "R". Woohoo!

Meri said...

I have seen the images on facebook and I'm glad to know what is going on behind it! Awesome!

Reyna said...

I'll ask Joe tomorrow if he is in or not. Sometimes he is a little finicky.

Sounds like a great project Kelly!

Karen said...

This is such an awesome project. I'm there, with my cat because I'm a dork, at the top of the "E". I decided a mouse-pad would make a mighty fine Christmas present from my husband. ;)