Napleton Ford in Libertyville has proudly announced that they will be sponsoring the family of Colleen Graham at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk for a Cure on October 2nd, 2011. The walk will be held in Libertyville at Independence Grove Forest Preserve.
Colleen was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in February of 2009, when she was only 10 months old. Her family started Colleen’s Crew shortly after her diagnosis. In October of 2009, Colleen’s Crew had 136 walkers come out and join their team to raise $13,530. Last year, they had over 200 walkers join them to raise $14,000, and this year they are aiming to have even more walkers and donations!
Colleen, pictured above is now three years old, and full of smiles, laughter and 3-year-old mischief! Colleen, her family, and Colleen’s Crew are once again ready to Walk for a Cure on October 2nd!
JDRF is the #1 non-profit funder of diabetes research worldwide. More than 80% of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children. There is some good news, though. JDRF is the best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it’s making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
If you’d like to view the Graham’s fundraising page click here:
To view the Graham Family’s Walk Video click here:
Best of luck to the Grahams and Colleen’s Crew as they Walk for a Cure this Sunday!!