One really fun campaign that launched on Monday is “Be Part of the Cure“. It’s a HUGE photo collage that will literally spell the word “CURE” and will hang within the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami.
With a minimum $10 donation, people can upload a photo or image, along with a paragraph talking about the picture, or how diabetes touches their lives. At the website, you can zoom in and see all of the individual pictures, and if you click on a picture you can see details and read their story.
I donated yesterday and uploaded a picture. My image landed inside the “U” (left hand side, inner edge).
You can also search photos by name, state, or keyword. It’s pretty cool! The first $25,000 in donations will be matched by Animas & LifeScan, so this is a big opportunity to double the help that your donation offers.
I support the DRI because they are great folks doing great things. [DRIF Disclosure]
“Imagine having to pump your own heart because it didn’t do it by itself. And when you want to sleep you have to pump it slower. For exercise you would have to speed it up. You would have to know the rate of pumping for every activity. Do you think you could do it? Do you think it would be easy?”— George Simmons, Facebook
DisclaimerI am not a medical professional. Nothing on this site should be construed as medical advice. Your diabetes may vary. Contact your health care provider for specific questions.