The Morris Family would really LOVE for you and your family to join TEAM MIGHTY QUINN 2016 with us, and together we can fundraise to cure diabetes!
We created TEAM MIGHTY QUINN 2016 on behalf of our Quinny, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at four years old on September 5th, 2014. At on-set, Quinn was was extremely thirsty all day & night, urinating non-stop, and felt very itchy all over. Not a pleasant feeling. After a visit to our pediatrician's office The Healthy Child in Darien, they discovered an extremely high and unhealthy amount of sugar in her urine and blood.
We then spent four nights at Yale's Children Hospital in New Haven where an amazing team of endocrinologists and nurses took very good care of our mighty Quinn, while Brian and I recieved a med-school level crash course in managing type 1 diabetes. Those first early months were all a bit of a whirlwind!
Now nearly two years later, I'm hoping to run the NYC Marathon this fall for the first-time ever for the American Diabetes Association! However, before they let me into the big race, we have to hit some fundraising goals.
For our local friends and family, we are hosting a Lemonade Stand Fundraiser on Tuesday July 26th from 2pm-7pm @ 6 Kensett Lane in Darien. We will be selling lemonade (sugar free of course!), as well as, yummy baked goods to raise donations for our special cause.
For anyone else who would like to contribute to TEAM MIGHTY QUINN 2016 but can't make the lemonade stand, no sweat! You can do any of the following by August 31st:
*Donate online here at CrowdRise
*Drop cash or check off to me. Write check out to American Diabetes Association, and put in notes section that it is for Team Mighty Quinn 2016: Colleen Morris 6 Kensett Lane Darien, CT 06830
*Mail check yourself. Please put in note's section that it's for Team Mighty Quinn 2016. The American Diabetes Association Attn: Tara Lee 333 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor New York, NY 10001
*Corporate donations are welcomed! Or better yet have them match your donation! Again please have them note it's for Team Mighty Quinn 2016.
To search a company's matching gift program click here: http://www.diabetes.org/donate/matching-gift.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Why we need a cure for diabetes?
Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. It affects over 29 million Americans with 1.25 million of them having type 1 diabetes.
Our mighty Quinn along with the 1.25 million kids and adults just like her with type 1 diabetes have to endure 4,015 finger pricks a year, and 1,865 insulin injections a year. The risks of diabetes include hypoglycemia (lows) and hyperglycemia (highs) which can cause life-threatening seizures and comas. Diabetes complications can also increase your risk for heart attacks, strokes, blindness, kidney disease and amputations.
It is a 24-hour round-the-clock job in managing blood-sugar levels. And to be honest, who wants to spend the rest of their life counting carbs and figuring out insulin ratios, basal rates and insulin correction factors!
We need a cure, friends.
How will your donations help? The American Diabetes Association funds critical research projects to treat and cure type 1 and type 2 diabetes. They educate people with diabetes and their health care providers and caretakers on latest scientific information; and they advocate for people with diabetes to end discrimination in schools and the workplace. For more information, please check out the American Diabetes Association @ www.diabetes.org
Thank you all SOOO much for joining TEAM MIGHTY QUINN 2016 to cure diabetes!
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XOXO, Brian, Colleen, James, (the mighty) Quinn & Mackenzie
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