Help find a cure for Josie...

Support the 2013 Walk to Cure Diabetes with Campanelli Magic

It's that time of year again

On Sunday Oct. 6th, team CAMPANELLI MAGIC will come together at the State

Capitol in Sacramento to participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research

Foundation's (JDRF) Walk to CURE Diabetes. This will be our 9th annual

walkathon and we would love your help with this special cause. We had over

20 walkers last year and raised $4,000.00 with great support from family and

friends! Thank you again and again for your energy and generosity.

We can make a difference together!

As most of you are aware, Josie was diagnosed with type 1 (juvenile)diabetes at the age of 8 (1/31/05). She will be insulin-dependent for the rest of her life (unless a cure is discovered). She has endured over 17,825

finger pricks and gives herself 4-5 shots EVERYDAY. Aside from the daily challenges of living with type 1 diabetes, there are many severe, often fatal, complications caused by this disease which is spreading so rapidly.

As many as three million Americans may have type 1 diabetes. Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults - approximately 80 people per day -

are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the U.S.

To control Josie's blood sugar, she must count carbohydrates in everything she eats and drinks. She must also plan meals, treat highs and lows which

are affected by exercise, stress, hormones and emotions. It is a struggle to overcome the constant adversity, every hour of everyday, of this disease.

Could you imagine having to take the time to do all of these things 24/7 whether being a teenager or two years old? We work hard as a family to manage and help relieve the stress of this disease. Infusing insulin keeps Josie alive, but it is NOT a cure- only a life support.

4 ways to help

JDRF exists for one reason: TO FIND A CURE for type 1 diabetes and its

complications. More than 85 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support

research and research-related education.

There is no shortage of need and no shortage of good causes in our

community. Please give to JDRF as generously as you are able or help us

pledge for some funds. ANY amount would be wonderful.

If you are interested, there are four ways you can help us make a

difference for Josie:

1. You can join our Family Team, known as ~ Campanelli Magic ~, which

consists of family and friends who collect pledges and walk with us. We

always welcome new walkers! Use the link below to sign up! Wear your

shirt from previous years or wear a red t-shirt. Arrive by 8:30 for team


2. Send your donation and contact others in your circle of family and

friends to donate as well. Contact us and we will send you a pledge form. If

you choose to raise donations yourself, forward this letter or write your

own. On-line

3. You can send our family a tax-deductible contribution in any amount,

made payable to JDRF. We will deliver any donations in Josie's honor the

morning of the Walk.

4. Shop & Dine For a Cause-

Local?- Please join us Monday, Sept. 23rd from 6-8pm at Cafe' Italia (address in link below) for a night of yummy Italian food and fashion show featuring the Stella & Dot fall collection. The proceeds will be donated for this great cause. Shop on-line at
Have any upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, or want to get a head start on your Christmas shopping, please consider purchasing something under this show using the link above.

Our family team goal is to raise $5,000 this year for research. Each of us

can be a part of bringing about a cure by donating in ANY amount. Each of us

can make a real difference and together, we can make the cure a reality!

Thank you for your support and we would be honored to see you at the Walk on

the magical morning of October 6th, 2013.

Thank you and with grateful appreciation,

Kim, Mark, Lisa, Kayla & Josie Campanelli

Visit my donation page

Please visit my Walk Web page if you would like to donate online, register

to walk or see how close I am to reaching my personal goal. We love to read

your messages too!

Donations can also be mailed to the JDRF- 1333 Howe Ave Ste. 113 Sacramento,

CA. 95825 or

Campanelli Magic - 1418 Eligio Lane Davis, CA. 95618

*Be sure to write "Campanelli Magic", so it is applied towards our team


What is type 1 diabetes? Watch the video for more details.

JDRF Type 1 Diabetes 101

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