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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

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
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
fundraising efforts.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!


(Insert name here)
Donation Amount               $ ______________.____

Contact Information:
       Full Name*_________________________________________________
       Billing Address Line 1* ________________________________________
       Address Line 2 ______________________________________________
       City* ______________________________________________________
       State / Province / Region* _____________________________________
       Zip / Postal Code* ___________________________________________
       Country* __________________________________________________
       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* _________/_________/_________
       Signature* ____________________________________
       Optional Information:
       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
       Phone 1.800.321.3437
       This donation is in support of the Run by _____________________.
       * denotes required information

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