Tri for a Type 1 Cure -- 2009
Between 2006 and 2008 I've taken part in bike rides and a triathlon to raise funds to support Dr. Denise Faustman's research into a cure for type 1 diabetes. With the help of many, many friends and colleagues I was able to raise almost $24,000.
This year Dr. Faustman is starting a phase 2 trial of her approach to cure type 1 diabetes. Phase 2 is normally used to calculate effective dosing and confirm safety. For this work her lab will need about $25 million.
This year I'm taking part in the Littleton AppleMan Triathlon on July 19th to raise funds for this important research. I'll be swimming 1/2 mile, biking 10 miles and running 3 miles, sweating all the way. I'm hoping to raise $4,000 to move this research forward.
The costs of diabetes are staggering, about $116 billion in 2007 for all types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is much less common than type 2, which is usually covered by the press when it talks about 'diabetes'. Type 1 requires daily injections of insulin and blood glucose monitoring many times a day to try and control blood sugar levels. High blood sugars levels increases the risk of diabetes complications like blindness, kidney disease and other health issues.
I appreciate your sponsorship for any amount. You can do this in two ways: by donating online directly to Mass. General; or by making out a check to Massachusetts General Hospital, putting Type 1 diabetes research in the memo field and sending it to me atBernard Farrell
P.O Box 920
Westford, MA 01886
I know the ecomony this year has been especially challenging. Yet there are still lots of demands for your charitable dollars. If you can't support me, please keep my efforts in your thoughts and prayers. (If you donate online, please let me know at: email@example.com.)
Thank you to the following people who are sponsoring my efforts. My fund-raising total to date is $0.00, 0% of my goal - thanks to your support.