On (enter date), I will be running in the marathon, a 26.2-mile journey.
I have decided to run to raise funds and awareness for diabetes research.
My family has been affected by diabetes, and it is not a pleasant disease to live with.
Unfortunately, too many of us have a family member or friend who has diabetes. It now
affects more than 21 million Americans. The monies I raise will go directly to the
Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), a center of excellence at the University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine.
Briefly, the DRI is the most comprehensive diabetes research facility of its kind, dedicated
exclusively to curing diabetes through islet cell transplantation and other cellular therapies. Islet
transplantation is regarded as the most promising method to cure this disease. In fact, a number
of patients who lived most of their lives with diabetes are now insulin-free as a result of the
Institute’s ongoing clinical trials. A few challenges remain before this procedure can benefit all
people living with this disease. That is why I feel so strongly about supporting the Institute’s
important work. To learn more, visit www.diabetesresearch.org.
I've set a goal for myself to raise at least $2,000 in donations, and I need your help.
Please consider making a donation of $50, $100, $200 or whatever you can afford. I have
enclosed a donation form, or go to my personal web page at www.makeadonation.com
and designate the amount that's right for you. The training and the marathon will
definitely be a challenge, but knowing that you are behind me will make my efforts
Please join me in supporting the Diabetes Research Institute. I know we can make a
difference in the lives of the people I love that have diabetes and the millions of others
affected by this disease. I hope that you'll share this passion with me, and join me in my
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
(Insert name here)
Donation Amount $ ______________.____
Billing Address Line 1* ________________________________________
Address Line 2 ______________________________________________
State / Province / Region* _____________________________________
Zip / Postal Code* ___________________________________________
E-Mail Address ____________________________________________
Home Phone Number ________________________________________
Business Phone Number _____________________________________
Donation Options: MasterCard Visa American Express
Check (if by check, skip the information below. Make check payable to Diabetes
Research Institute Foundation)
Name on Credit Card _________________________________(if
different than full name in above section)
Credit Card Number* ________________________________
Expiration Date* _________/_________/_________
I would like to receive future news and information from the DRI Yes No
Please send me information about including the DRI in my will Yes No
Please mail your completed donation form to:
Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
200 South Park Road - Suite 100
Hollywood, FL 33021
This donation is in support of the Run by _____________________.
* denotes required information