WHO IS TEAM BARRADETES?
We’re made up of friends, friends of friends, family and co-workers of Tom Barrett, our good friend who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in July 2009. Even if you don’t know Tom…or any of us…JOIN US! We need ALL the help we can get on our journey to raise $5000.00 for the American Diabetes Association.
SO WHO IS TOM BARRETT?
Tom was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in July 2009 after months of suffering physically and mentally. Thankfully they found out what was wrong with him just in time – untreated Diabetes can lead to a coma and can be fatal if untreated. Living with Diabetes is far from easy – Tom’s life has now been forever changed, along with those close to him. He now has to constantly monitor his blood sugar level and inject himself with insulin up to 7 times per day. Far from a “normal” life. But his illness has brought awareness to all of us – most of who knew NOTHING about Diabetes and the how common and serious it really is.
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
As we said above, we’re walking (3 miles – 5K) on October 3rd in Philadelphia….but more importantly we’re raising money to help fight and find a cure for Diabetes. Beginning at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, enjoy an energizing warm-up and opening ceremony. Take in the autumn colors as you stroll beneath the international flags lining the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, through Love Park and along the scenic paths of the Schuylkill River. After the walk stay for snacks, music, information and festivities at the finish line celebration hosted by the American Diabetes Foundation. For all those who wish to join us, we will also be having an “After Walk Celebration” back in West Chester (specific details are to follow) where we’ll have a fantastic time with good people, food and drink – with plenty of specials. And of course, it will all benefit the ADA. TEE SHIRTS WILL BE GIVEN TO ALL THOSE WHO MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION OF $10.00 or more – they will be given out at the Walk on October 3rd. (IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A CORPORATE SPONSOR, PLEASE SEND ONE OF THE CAPTAINS AN EMAIL FOR DETAILS).
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Pets are welcome as long as they are comfortable with crowds
WHERE DO I REGISTER?
You can register online by joining our team website. If you wish to wait and register at the event, Open Registration begins at 8:30 AM on October 3rd at the Philadelphia Museum of Art:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
SO WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?
** Join our team and make a donation to help us stop diabetes by raising funds to reach our goal!
** Make a donation to support one of our team members! No matter how small or large, your generous donation will help us stop diabetes.
Either way, you will be helping the Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.
THANKS FOR CHECKING US OUT. WE SINCERELY HOPE YOU JOIN US!