Friday, January 28, 2011

Hop for a Cure - Blog Hop

AN EASY REFERENCE TO ALL BLOGS (WITH THEIR CHALLENGES NAD PRIZES) 
IN THE HOP HAS BEEN CREATED.  
CLICK ON THE TAB AT THE TOP OF THE CROP OUT DIABETES BLOG


IF YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTIES WITH THE DONATE BUTTON YOU CAN PAYPAL TO THE EMAIL: MOMMYFINK AT HOTMAIL DOT COM. ( BE SURE TO LABEL IT AS JDRF DONATION)


Hello and welcome to the 2011 Hop for a Cure blog hop. We are running this fun crop and hop to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


Every hour of every day, someone is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the most severe form of a disease that annually accounts for more than $100 billion in health care costs in the U.S. alone. Usually striking before the age of 30, type 1 diabetes takes a harsh toll on people. Not only will they be insulin-dependent for life, but devastating life-limiting and life-shortening complications such as blindness, amputation, heart disease and stroke, and kidney failure are an ever-present threat. Insulin is not a cure for the disease—it is merely life support.

Type 1 diabetes is destructive both to children and to childhood. Controlling the disease requires 24/7/365 vigilance and imposes a grueling regimen. It includes eating a carefully calculated diet, checking blood glucose levels several times each day (by lancing a finger) and insulin injections—as many as six per day—or delivery of insulin through a pump just to stay alive. It means children and families living by the clock, day and night, for the rest of their lives—lives that turn out to average about 15 years less than normal.

You can't outgrow type 1 diabetes. As JDRF International Chairman Mary Tyler Moore has said, "Diabetes is an all too personal time bomb which can go off today, tomorrow, next year, or ten years from now—a time bomb affecting millions...one which must be defused." The only solution is a cure. That's why JDRF has a singular mission: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research as soon as possible.

Taken from: http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=101307

We want to thank you for joining us in the fight to find a cure!!!

Now...onto the fun stuff:

What: Hop for a Cure blog hop

When: Hop starts Friday, January 28th at 8:00AM and ends on Saturday,February 5th at midnight.

Where:The hop starts here at www.cropoutdiabetes.blogspot.com. Follow along the hop to visit the particpating blogs and join in on the challenges.

How it works:
1. Donate to JDRF using our donate button which can be found on all participating blogs. (A minimum donation of $5 is required to be eligible for prizes)

2. Start at www.cropoutdiabetes.blogspot.com and follow along the hop. If you get lost each blog will have a list of the participating blogs so that you can get right back in on all the fun!

3. Complete the challenges and take a photo of your completed project.

4. Link a photo of your completed project to the linking tool at the bottom of each corresponding blog hop post by February 5th at midnight.

5. Winners will be chosen randomly using random.org and be posted by February 12th, 2011.


HOP FOR A CURE BLOG HOP ROLL
Back to the beginning (remember to tell us you completed all of the challenges!):

The challenge for our home blog here is to participate in all of the challenges offered on our participating blogs. Leave a link below letting us know you completed all of the challenges.  One lucky participant who completes all of the challenges will receive these prizes:

Punny-licious Stamp set from My Pink Stamper
Thank you Robyn for supporting the 2011 Crop out Diabetes!

AND....
This Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pendants Fair Isle donated by Cut@Home
Thank you Marcy for supporting the 2011 Hop for a cure!!!!

The next stop on the hop is: 


Have fun and Thank you for your support! Together we can make a difference...together we can find a cure!

3 comments:

Clare D. said...

Sara, Thanks for putting this together and for helping raise money! You go girl!

Lisa West said...

Thank you so much. I have two girls, my 9yr old(on Feb5)is type 1. How old is Madison? I am trying to put the donation "widget" on my blog but it's having trouble. Is there a way to put on the large one? I put my blog on from the Linky but the title ended up "juvenile diabetes". Thanks again for this hop

Brenna said...

the hop was a lot of fun with a lot of challenges and of course a fantastic cause!! thanks for organizing this!! great fun!
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca