Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hey everyone -
I recently received a recap from the St Pete JDRF Walk. For our very first walk we were tied for 8th with 2 other teams overall in the # of walkers who participated, with 23 walkers!! Thank you, thank you!! Our goal next year is to be in the top 3 (beating the #1 team might be a bit tough-see list from JDRF below - I stopped the list at our team)
Also, our total donation amount has increased due to family and friends still sending in donations - great big Thank you!!! The deadline for donations is April 24th and I look forward to a recap from JDRF for that as well. Here's the walker breakdown...

Team Name & # of Walkers
Pinellas County Schools/ PCTA- PESPA 246
Lifestyle Family Fitness 64
JMB'S Team 57
Catalina Marketing - Tyler's Team 32
Galen School of Nursing 30
Sam's Super Heroes 29
American Strategic Insurance 26
Eva's Cure 23
Raymond James Financial 23
Team Jilli-bean 23 (Woohoo!!!)

Also, we have found out that there IS a t-shirt contest, so we are going to enter our awesome shirts (made by Jeff at Stars Signatures). Winners will be announced at the May 28th post walk luncheon

Love to all!!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Team Jilli-bean Grand Total...


THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you family, friends, extended family, co-workers, EVERYONE who helped us surpass our goal!!! Thank you to ALL walkers, individual donators and to Spheris for their corporate donation and to "Pa" Jeff, along with Stars Signatures, for our team shirts, which I might add were the BEST shirts at the walk!! We are overwhelmed and so, so grateful of ALL the support and love we have recieved.

We love you all and again...THANK YOU!!!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hi Everyone - I cannot believe it's almost time for our walk!! What's even harder to believe is that is been almost a year since Jillian was diagnosed.
Since her diagnosis, it is safe to say she has had well over 1300 finger pokes and at least 700 injections of insulin.
And she's just 2 years old.
Her fingers look like a pin cushion. You can see tiny little holes in all her fingers. Well, mostly her left hand fingers as that's the hand she prefers we check on.
She can't eat a meal without first having her blood sugar checked.
She starts and ends each day with a blood sugar check, and now there are some nights we have to check her sugar levels at 2:00AM.

We are walking to support funding to find a cure. A cure that could end all of what she has to go through or even reduce it.
Each year more than 15,000 children are diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. That's 40 children per day.
No child should have to go through this.

I know things are rough in the economy. Trust me, I know.
But every dollar counts.
Every prayer counts.

Please help support the

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Walk to Find a Cure.

donation page link: