Monday, February 7, 2011

JDRF blog hop winner

The winner of my challenge (chosen randomly) is Delia!

You can view her completed project here:

Thank you to everyone who participated in the blog hop!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hop for A Cure....

Receiving a diagnosis of juvenile diabetes drastically alters childhood. The child must learn to live with blood sugar checks several times a day, fluctuating glucose levels, insulin injections...a strict diet which requires learning different components of nearly every food item at a young age. Often, the child will also have to endure several emergency room visits while getting their blood sugar under control.

Since the children diagnosed with juvenile diabetes must alter their lives so thoroughly, I want you to show me an altered item. Our host, Sara Fink, has a daughter who lives with juvenile diabetes and she once showed me a cute little project in which she altered her daughter's empty test strip containers.

It doesn't have to be big; it doesn't have to be small. Just alter something and let us see what you come up with!

The winner of this challenge will win a $25 gift certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps!

Here's your next stop on the blog hop:

Back to the beginning (remember to tell us you completed all of the challenges!):

Crop Out Diabetes!

Hello and welcome to the 2011 Hop for a Cure blog hop. We are running this fun crop and hop to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Every hour of every day, someone is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the most severe form of a disease that annually accounts for more than $100 billion in health care costs in the U.S. alone. Usually striking before the age of 30, type 1 diabetes takes a harsh toll on people. Not only will they be insulin-dependent for life, but devastating life-limiting and life-shortening complications such as blindness, amputation, heart disease and stroke, and kidney failure are an ever-present threat. Insulin is not a cure for the disease—it is merely life support.

Type 1 diabetes is destructive both to children and to childhood. Controlling the disease requires 24/7/365 vigilance and imposes a grueling regimen. It includes eating a carefully calculated diet, checking blood glucose levels several times each day (by lancing a finger) and insulin injections—as many as six per day—or delivery of insulin through a pump just to stay alive. It means children and families living by the clock, day and night, for the rest of their lives—lives that turn out to average about 15 years less than normal.

You can't outgrow type 1 diabetes. As JDRF International Chairman Mary Tyler Moore has said, "Diabetes is an all too personal time bomb which can go off today, tomorrow, next year, or ten years from now—a time bomb affecting which must be defused." The only solution is a cure. That's why JDRF has a singular mission: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research as soon as possible.

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We want to thank you for joining us in the fight to find a cure!!!

Now...onto the fun stuff:

What: Hop for a Cure blog hop

When: Hop starts Friday,February 28th at 8:00AM and ends on Saturday,February 5th at midnight.

Where:The hop starts here at Follow along the hop to visit the particpating blogs and join in on the challenges.

How it works:
1. Donate to JDRF using our donate button which can be found on all participating blogs. (A minimum donation of $5 is required to be eligible for prizes)

2. Start at and follow along the hop. If you get lost each blog will have a list of the participating blogs so that you can get right back in on all the fun!

3. Complete the challenges and take a photo of your completed project.

4. Link a photo of your completed project to the linking tool at the bottom of each corresponding blog hop post by February 5th at midnight.

5. Winners will be chosen randomly using and be posted by February 12th, 2011.


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