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Dear {insert name}, I am writing to ask for your help. I am participating in this year’s Ride to Cure Diabetes, an event that raises money to fund vital research into finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a serious and chronic condition which affects over 140,000 Australians and millions more people world-wide. It is one of the most common chronic childhood illnesses. Every day, five more Australians, most of them children, are diagnosed with the disease. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that is not caused by diet or lifestyle or through any fault of the sufferer. A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes means up to six injections every day for the rest of your life, just to stay alive and there is the constant threat of dangerous blood sugar highs and lows. People won’t grow out of it and there is no cure. Even with the best care and management a person with type 1 diabetes faces the risk of developing long-term health complications. The statistics speak for themselves. Diabetes: -

Is the number one cause of adult blindness Is the number one cause of amputations not caused by an accident Increases the risk of stroke five times Causes over 40% of the cases of kidney failure Is the sixth leading cause of death in Australia

That is why I am asking for your support. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Ride to Cure Diabetes raises money to fund the best and most promising Australian research to find a cure for this terrible disease. Please help me to find a cure. All donations, regardless of amount, take us one step closer to a cure. To visit my personal fundraising web page click on the link below. When you donate a receipt will be automatically generated. {insert link to personal fundraising page} Regards, {insert name}