BRENDA NOVAK FOR THE CURE OF DIABETES
2012 AUCTION AND AWARD WINNERS
We had a FABULOUS
year at my 8th Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research —
and we set a new record! Thanks to the generosity of MANY
people, we raised $319,000,
which will go to the Diabetes Research Institute at the University
of Miami, a facility that is singularly devoted to finding a cure.
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
CLICK HERE to see who has won
one of these coveted awards for 2012!
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 runs May 1 - May 31st, helping her
raise over $1.6 million so far!
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