The Community Continues to Give
Happy Monday Everybody! Hopefully you all had a relaxing weekend.
Today, we have a little change of pace. Normally we talk about the roadblocks to a cure, particularly at the level of charity spending and donor allocations. But not today. While we are certainly critical of the ways diabetic charities are using their money, we do have to discuss what every charity is doing incredibly well.
Quite simply, they are incredibly good at fundraising.
Even against the odds of an unstable economy and reduced spending, diabetic charities are still raising millions and millions of dollars for the cause. More specifically, in the year 2010, nearly 326 million dollars were raised to fight diabetes. Even though it was lower than years past, that is still a staggering amount, especially under such adverse global conditions. People continue to give, even as their own income takes a hit. That’s both courageous and inspiring.
We’ve written more about this trend in our report at the bottom of the page, which I urge you to take a look at, both for the information and to give yourself a slight pat on the back. Even in tough times, people find it in their hearts to give, to walk, to share, and to fight.
If you’re walking for a cure this summer, or biking, or hula-hooping, or just giving a couple bucks, thank you. Although we want to push for a change in where donations are going, the very fact that people are raising this kind of money for a cause is certainly something to celebrate every once in a while. Diabetics are a focused, determined group, and this type of giving proves it.
Until next time,
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