Wednesday, August 20, 2008

JDRF: A Cause WORTH Spending Money On

Guys, I have yet to venture off topic on this blog, but there is a first time for everything.

Anyways, for those of you who dont know, I have had Diabetes since I was about 11. Yes, its a chronic disease, but thanks to my wonderful insulin pump, I live a pretty normal life. A lot of you who read this blog have people you know with Diabetes, and if not, you arent looking hard enough.

Last year I took a job with the company that makes my insulin pump and it made me see how much Diabetes affects so many people. I have worked with patients from age 1-89, and all of them are just looking for a way to never have to worry about their disease ever again. Well, this November, as we do every year, people with Diabetes, family, and friends, will be walking at Dodger Stadium to raise money for Diabetes research so that this dream can become a reality. The company I work for has a team, and they are one of the biggest contributors nationally to this event. All the proceeds goes to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and you know is a good cause.

I am looking to raise the 100 dollars I have set as a goal, and I thought it would be a great place to start here. So, if you have a dollar, 10 dollars, 50 dollars - all is appreciated. Basically by donating the price of one pack of cards, you can make a difference in someone's life.

Please visit or my walker page HERE to donate online. You can also search for me via their registry under Adam Gellman. My team is Medtronic. Thanks a bunch guys.


  1. I made a small donation, I wish it could be more, but I'm always willing to give what I can.

    My downstairs neighbor has diabetes, and goes to dialysis three times a week, he's on a list for a kidney transplant. I see the pain and agony that he goes through on a daily basis, and his wife (who is very good friends with my wife) is a wreck most of the time.

    My Grandmother and Great-Grandmother both had Diabetes, and I'm at risk as well (which is why I get regular check ups and bloodwork - speaking of which I need to check that).

    I'll be with you there in spirit my brother blogger. Good luck, I'm sure you'll reach your goal, and I'm happy to give you a start.

  2. Thank you very much will, that is more than enough.

    Also thanks to David for his donation.

    You guys are beyond awesome.

  3. Hey Gellman, just so you know, David is me. Good luck. I know what a great community the sports card blogosphere is, and I'm sure that many people will chip in. My grandfather had diabetes, and I believe that my brother may have it, so I'm at risk too.

  4. I had a feeling it was you, but I wasnt sure. Thanks again!

  5. Gellman, I have never posted here, but read it often. I have never heard that you have diabetes. I actually work for Novo Nordisk, a company you may have heard of. So I know exactly what you mean by seeing the effects of this disease. I will be sending a donation as well. Please keep us updated on how the walk goes.

  6. I acutally use Novolog, so yes, I have definitely heard of your product. Thank you again for your contribution!!

  7. Right now I am at 68 dollars out of 100 thanks to a huge donation from russell. You guys are all amazing, thanks for the support.