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JDRF Outreach E-Newsletter
February Newsletter 2010
In This Issue
Dine at Morton's
Walk Dates
JDRF on Facebook
Upcoming Support Groups
Harris Teeter Promotion
Ride the Intimidator
A Note From the Chair
Please update your contact list. As of February 12, 2010, the JDRF office will be moving up one exit to I-77 and Nations Ford Rd. at the address below. Our phone number will stay the same, 704-561-0828.
JDRF Charlotte Chapter         205 Regency Executive Park Drive, Suite 102
Charlotte, NC 28217
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Philanthropy Week at Morton's
Morton's logoWant to enjoy an elegant meal while supporting a great cause? Dine at Morton's and make a difference on Friday, February 26th. Enjoy a three course, prix fixe dinner for $75 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Morton's will donate $25 to JDRF for every meal purchased as well as 10% of all wine sales. For further information or to make a reservation, please contact Krista Manns at 704-333-2602.
Walk Dates                                  
Please be sure to join us for the Walk to Cure Diabetes in your area! The dates are listed below and you can register online at www.walk.jdrf.org. It's time to lace up those sneakers and start raising money to find a cure! Don't hesitate to contact the JDRF office if you need help putting together your team.
March 27 - Catawba Valley Walk at Lenoir-Rhyne University
April 17 - Charlotte Walk at Carowinds
May 1 - Rowan-Iredell-Cabarrus Walk at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium
Find the JDRF Charlotte Fan Page on Facebook!
Facebook logoJDRF Charlotte is now on Facebook. Please search "JDRF Charlotte Chapter" and become a fan of our page. 
Upcoming Support Groups
SOUTH CHARLOTTE - This group will meet on February 17th at 10am at the Dean and Deluca in the Stonecrest Shopping Center. If you are looking to connect with other parents of children with type 1, you'll really enjoy this meeting. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Suzi Mays at smays5@hotmail.com.
D-BUDDIES - This playgroup for children and their parents will meet on Saturday, February 20th from 9am to 11am at Space Kidets in Matthews on Highway 51. The kids will have free reign at Space Kidets and the cost is $10.00 per child. Please RSVP to Anne Sutton at asutton7@windstream.net.
Harris Teeter Program to Benefit JDRF
Please support JDRF by purchasing Harris Teeter Community Cares donation cards at your local Harris Teeter store between February 17 and March 16.  Shoppers may purchase $1 and $5 donation cards to show their support for JDRF, MDA and American Cancer Society.  At the conclusion of the campaign, Harris Teeter will split the dollars raised among these three charities.
By the way, don't be shy, if the Harris Teeter associate doesn't ask you if you want to purchase a donation card, please ask for one. A huge thanks goes out to Harris Teeter for being such a great community partner!
Ride the Intimidator 
Carowinds is holding a charity auction for the first rides on their new $23 million roller coaster, the Intimidator! Carowinds is asking for minimum bids of $2,500 to benefit three local charities including JDRF. Your tax deductible donation comes with a long list of perks. For more information, please contact Sally Langan and she will send you all of the details, slangan@jdrf.org or 704-561-0828.
Let's Get Personal, A Note From the Outreach Chair
Here we are in the month of February.  I can't believe how fast time is going.  On February 5, Sydney had her 9 year anniversary.  I almost hate saying anniversary, as it is nothing to celebrate.  With only 2 months notice before the Walk, I was able to email my family and friends letting them know that Sydney had been diagnosed with diabetes.  We were able to raise $3,000.  We have continued to fundraise every year and walk with our team "Sydney's Stars".  This is the time where all families really get together and "bond" to raise money to find a cure for our most prized possession - our child. 
This years' Catawba Valley Walk is March 27th at Lenoir-Rhyne University, the Charlotte walk is April 17th at Carowinds and the Rowan-Iredell-Cabarrus Walk is May 1st at Fieldcrest Stadium in Kannapolis.  I hope to see many of you there.  JDRF is getting geared up to help families in any way that they can.  They are AWESOME!  
Please consider getting involved this year.  There should be no excuses as to why we all can't raise a few dollars.  Every dollar counts and it is our children, parents, siblings, etc, that we are working so very hard to find a cure for.  Let's find this cure so it doesn't move to our children's generation and affect our grandchildren.  If you are unable to walk this year, you can still raise money.  Ask 10 people for $10 - perfect, you just raised $100.  
Thank you for all you do!  Have a great day and I hope to see you April 17th!!
Nancy Busch
Outreach Chair