JDRF 5th Annual Ashton's Army Walk for Type 1 Diabetes Cure

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

RENO, NV - We are gearing up again for our annual JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. This will be Ashton's 5th Walk. With your continued support, we hope to put an end to type 1 diabetes. Ashton's Army is on the move again!

We are making final arrangements for the JDRF walk this weekend. If you are in the area of UNR Saturday morning please join us and become an honorary member of Ashton’s Army.

We are walking on October 9,2011 at the Universtiy of Reno, and we are asking you for your help. Please see the links below. We have a video of Ashton and also a link to our JDRF Personal Walk Page to make donations and see our progress.

I have to tell you a quick story about our fundraising efforts. Yesterday Ashton and I were canvassing the neighborhood with our fundraising flier. We rode our bikes by an elderly lady in front of her house that lived down the street. We gave her a flier, told her about the walk, a little about Ashton’s battle with diabetes and gave her an opportunity to join Ashton’s Army. She seemed a bit confused, but politely took the fundraising flier. We said good-bye and went on with our mission.

About three hours later, my wife and Ashton were out in the front yard playing. Who came hobbling down the street with her cane, but our neighbor from down the street. She said she wanted to help out, but for that she wanted a hug from little Ashton. He was happy to oblige. She then took out a $10 bill and handed it to Ashton, who now had a very big grin. It’s the little things that make life special.

If you can help us in our efforts it will be greatly appreciated and put to good use to help find a cure for this disease that seems to unfortunately becoming more common in young children and adults.

There is a link below to make a donation to help find a cure for juvenile diabetes. $10 will make Ashton grin, a larger donation will make him even more happy. http://www2.jdrf.org/goto/AshtonsArmy

You could also send a check to the address below: Matt Eldredge1445 Lillian WayReno, NV 89509

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