Every single person who placed a bid or donated an item or helped to spread
the word deserves my undying gratitude — and they have it. But every year,
we have a few people who go ABOVE AND BEYOND the call of duty. We like to
recognize these folks by awarding a few MVP awards each year.
to see who has won one of these coveted awards for 2014!
In leading our organization, Brenda has one simple motivating
mission. . . to help fund a cure for diabetes.
Brenda is an active mother of five whose youngest
son, Thad, was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes at the age of five. There began
her personal crusade to fight a disease that affects millions. The 2011 statistics
on diabetes are alarming — and clearly establish a challenge Brenda is trying
to meet: improve lives by helping to raise money to battle this devastating
disease. Data released by the ADA
January 26, 2011 reveals there are 25.8 million children and adults in the United
States — thus 8.3% of the population have diabetes. Another 79 million people
have prediabetes. In 2010, 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed.
major recipient of our research support is the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI).
We selected this institute as our
primary award recipient because DRI is leading the world in cure-based
As a New York Times & USA Today bestselling
author, Brenda has been able to count on her fans and her peers
to support her annual
online auctions, which run May 1 - May 31st, helping her raise
over $2.4 million so far!
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