Something a little different this year as my family gets ready for the annual JDRF Walk. We’re calling it Tweet or Feet.
My 7 year old year son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just before he turned two. He’s doing great, but diabetes stinks. It affects everything he does – playing, eating, sleeping – and it’s increased his chances for health complications as he gets older. While the researchers do their thing to find a cure, we’re excited about new technology that’s already making living with diabetes easier and safer.
Advances in diabetes take two things: money and more people better educated about this condition. Every day for the next month, I'm going to use social media to ask for your help with both, with either a tweet or your feet.
Tweet: I’ll put out a message each day about type 1 diabetes. Please take a moment to check out the blog, video or info. Then pass along the message with a RT or a share. I'll mostly use Twitter or Facebook, but feel free to Pin it or put it on MySpace. Storify or spotify - I’m not picky! We'll use the hashtag #tweetorfeet and I've got some fun prizes and social media rewards if you take part.
Feet: Join us at the Charlotte JDRF Walk at Carowinds on April 21st. We'd love to have you sign up with our family team or make a donation. If you'd prefer, you can make a general donation to the JDRF Walk here.
So tweet, and spread the word about diabetes awareness, or feet, donate or join us at the Walk event.
Thanks so much for your support!