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Friday, November 27, 2009

Fight It! Friday: One Day, One Dollar

I'm not a fan of Black Friday crowds, or crowds any other time, for that matter. As much as I love a bargain, it's just not worth it to me to fight my way through crowded stores and stand in long lines.

This, though.... this is a real bargain. Fight It! Friday's "One Day, One Dollar" request seems so trivial when you consider how much money people will spend shopping today.

Fight It! Friday is a campaign by Diabetic Rockstar to help those families who are having trouble keeping up with the costs involved with this disease. Did you know that it costs an average of $14,000 per year for diabetic care? For a family without insurance, this can be devastating. The Fight It! Friday press release says, in part:

“Diabetes is an incredibly difficult disease to manage, and the financial implications alone can be a nightmare. We just wanted to find a way to help make this holiday memorable for some families,” says Christopher Thomas, founder of Diabetic Rockstar and Director of the Fight It! Campaign.

Diabetic Rockstar’s goal is to raise $4,000 with Fight It! Friday, or enough to cover the cost of living with diabetes through the holiday season for at least ten families. Recipients will be chosen from individuals who have applied for assistance through the Fight It! Campaign.

If you can donate a dollar today... or more... you will be helping out a family who truly needs your help.

1 comment:

  1. What a great cause. Diabetes awareness is a cause near and dear to my heart as my husband is a diabetic. Thanks for making me aware of this campaign.


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