The first of the month is an exciting time around the blog! Today I put Teapot Tuesday on hold for a week so that I can share the recent donation amount for our October Comments for a Cause and reveal the new recipient for November. It always comes around a lot faster than I anticipate and I am not always as prepared as I want to be but hey—the days keep on marching on.
This past month we concentrated on CROP Walk as our recipient for Comments for a Cause. You can click here to read my original post about CROP. I have been a supporter of CROP for many years. In a nutshell the folks that walk help to raise money to end hunger in their own community and in the world. This organization has been around for nearly half of a century and with a yearly total of 114, ooo participants the total raised has been $11,250,000. Today, because of your comments during the month on It’s Just Life posts, another $148.50 will be added to that total. Thank you for each comment. I realize that my readers have a lot going on so when you take the time to leave a comment I do not take it lightly.
So what is up for November? There are so many good causes out there and I have quite a few in my sights for months ahead but decided to help bring some attention to a disease that has affected our family —diabetes. This is National Diabetes Awareness Month and it seems fitting to help draw some attention to this disease that affects so many.
Nearly 30 million battle diabetes and every 23 seconds someone new is diagnosed. Diabetes causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined . Those are pretty shocking statistics.
There are many organizations that help to support education, research and support for those with diabetes. I decided to use the American Diabetes Association as my recipient for our Comments for a Cause in November.
Their website which can be found at www.diabetes.org has a plethora of information and resources. Some of the fact and figures are staggering. Please read some of the statistics below that I am sharing directly from their website:
Did you know that 1 in 11 Americans today has diabetes? Despite its prevalence, diabetes is an invisible disease. It affects men and women, people young and old, and people of all races, shapes and sizes. Often there are no outward signs from the 29 million Americans who fight this chronic illness every day. That’s why there is a critical need to foster awareness and education while breaking down stereotypes, myths and misunderstandings about this growing public health crisis that affects so many of us.
This is exactly why the American Diabetes Association marks each November as American Diabetes Month—to bring extra attention to the disease and the tens of millions of people affected by it.
This November, the organization will showcase real-life stories of friends, families and neighbors managing the day-to-day triumphs and challenges of diabetes. The 2016 campaign, sponsored by Colgate Total® (National Oral Care Strategic Partner) and Medtronic Diabetes®, invites all of us to use #ThisIsDiabetes to share personal stories and to start a dialogue about what it really means to live with diabetes.
You can also update your Facebook profile picture to help raise awareness—and don’t forget that you can always donate or sign up to become an advocate to help the American Diabetes Association continue their critical work.
Won’t you join me this month in supporting the American Diabetes Association? A simple comment on any blog post during the month of November will mean a 50 cent donation (capped at $500). Chris and I are blessed to be able to help support some of the most worthy causes and when a cause hits home it makes it even more real. Thank YOU for your support.
Stop by the blog often and comment. Each one counts. Together let’s find a cure.
Don’t forget to follow the American Diabetes Association on their social media channels as listed below. (All images and facts taken from the American Diabetes Association website.)
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Beth Ann, I so admire how you donate to a different charity each month and The American Diabetes Association is certainly a very worth one. Diabetes is almost epidemic in the U.S.
Thanks so much, Bernadette. I agree—it is almost epidemic and almost every family has been touched by it in some way over the years. Thanks for your support!
My niece is diabetic (as was my father-in-law). ALL of your causes are worthy ones, Beth Anne; this is a wonderful thing that you do.
Thanks so much, Dianna. I am happy that we can continue to do this.
A very worthwhile recipient this month. As are they all.
Thanks, Dawn. It is a great organization.
Happy November! A fantastic cause like always.
You and Chris have blessed so many through your financial gifts. Thank you for giving and educating.
Thank YOU for being so faithful with your comments. It is people like you that raise our donations every month and it is a wonderful thing.
What a great cause!
Well done! Leslie was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was eight years old. The struggle is real, hard, and so often it is misunderstood. There is shame involved and feeling like you can never manage well enough. The ADA is such a great organization and has been so helpful to both Leslie and our whole family.
Love you friend!
I thought of Leslie when I chose this one and couldn’t believe I have not highlighted it before. At least I don’t think I have…..I really need to go make a list, don’t I? The old mind is not what it use dot be. 🙂
This is a perfect cause as I believe every family is touched by this disease. Our family certainly has and I am happy to support it.
Darlene–I agree that every family has been touched by it in some way or other and it is such a horrible disease if it is not able to be managed. Thanks for stopping by.
Thanks for once again sharing your talents to help American Diabetes Association.
Thanks for stopping by, Ozzie!
There’s a cure for (adult onset) diabetes, and John McDougall just did a webinar about it. I hope everyone who reads this post follows him. I know people who are working his program, staying off insulin and out of hospital for years, into their seventies or even eighties.
That is awesome. I am going to go check him out! Thanks for the info!
Juvenile-onset diabetes is not yet curable, barely manageable. Adult-onset diabetes is at least 90% curable. I expect people with adult-onset diabetes to be interested in this blog now, so I’d like to refer them to Dr. John McDougall. He’s been doing “Webinars” on the cure and reversal of diabetes last week and again this week. His program works for several diabetics–including a few I know personally. It involves exercise, and also eating lots of *delicious* food!
Geoff’s Mom had diabetes and there are a bunch of people on that side of the family who have diabetes as well, including his cousin & his cousin’s son (the one we just visited). Another great charity! Thank you.
It seems to be a real family related disease and while there are definitely things that can be done to help curb it there are some folks who just are bound to get it, I guess. I think anything that we can do to educate about any disease is a good thing. Thanks for stopping by.
I will be training this month to be a wellness educator for people with diabetes.
Judy, That is wonderful! You are going to be helping so many people and I love that you are going to be doing that for so many folks over time. Thank YOU!
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1 out of 11 whaaaaa? I had no idea… There ya’ go you’re raising awareness already!
I know. It’s a lot, right? Thanks for stopping by!
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