Happy Friday – Thanks for the donations.

It’s Friday! Yaaaaaay! Better yet, it’s the eve of a week’s vacation. Because of work, I tend to go without during the summer months, so that means a bunch of days off in the fall. Maureen is on vacation too, and she’ll be heading to Florida to be with family. I’ll be staying home. But before vacation begins, I thought I would pass these tidbits along from my local JDRF chapter. Wherever we are, together or apart, we’ll be able to support the great diabetes efforts of JDRF by participating in the following:
Get your flu shot! Now! From September 1st through October 31st, Walgreens will donate $1 to JDRF per flu shot given when a customer presents the JDRF barcode/voucher or identifies themself as a JDRF supporter at any Walgreens (or Duane Reade location in the NYC area). – Find out more and get the barcode/voucher, go to:

– Now through October 5th (that’s Saturday), Advance Auto Parts is doing the make a donation/hang a paper sneaker on the wall thing in their stores. Make a $1, $5, $25, or $50 donation and they’ll dedicate a paper sneaker in your name. More importantly, your donation will help to fund research toward advanced drugs, therapies, and a cure.

– Also through Saturday, Marshalls is doing the same thing. Go buy a new outfit and make a donation. Or just make a donation. That would be okay with me.

– Finally, if you’re a Wawa shopper (convenience stores on the USA’s east coast—really good coffee), you have until October 20th to donate to JDRF by adding $1, $3, or $5 to your purchase at the checkout, or by adding your loose change to coin canisters at the store.
If you can, please donate to one or more of these fundraisers. And tell everyone you know about them! Who says diabetes people always have to be the ones donating money for JDRF? Have a super weekend, watch out for the weather, and keep showing that diabetes who’s boss.

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