Ethan really wants you to donate money 
to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The young man in these photos is my nephew, Ethan. Ethan is now 10 years old and was diagnosed with Type 1, or Juvenile Diabetes just 11 days after his first birthday.

Ethan now wears an insulin pump which at this time is his best chance for a more flexible and healthy lifestyle. Wearing the pump means that he does not get the 5 to 6 insulin shots daily, although he still must endure the pain of moving the tubing site every 3 days and as many as 8 finger sticks daily. He is also still at risk for developing devasting complications such as kidney failure, heart disease and blindness. He must wear the pump 24/7 even in the bathtub and the swimming pool.

Our family and friends are preparing for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes which will occur on Sunday, October 4th, 2009. Our walk team is called Ethan's Crew and this is our ninth year of participation. Everyone is doing their best to help find a cure. Of every dollar raised at the JDRF/Ron Santo Walk, 85 cents goes toward research to find a cure.

As a member of Ethan's Crew, I am asking for your support. I would hope that you would
sponsor me. Ethan's Crew would appreciate any contribution, no matter how small.

With deep appreciation,

William Knowles

Donate to the Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes

Please mail a tax deductible donation to...

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - Illinois Chapter
Post Office Box 24
Golf, Illinois 60029-0024
c/o Ethan's Crew - Computer Security & Intelligence
Last updated 9.6.2009