Our Wristbands Around the World for Diabetes mission is to "travel" as far around the globe as possible, to spread awareness about & raise money towards, finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. With that said, let's see how far we can take this: All you have to do to participate in the fun, is photograph your wristband - while on your wrist - showing a particular place in the world in the background. Once you've taken your picture, just upload it to the e-mail address given on the information page, & share it with the rest of the "2 Sweet 4 Sugar" community. It's easy...if you've already got your wristband, just start snapping some photos wherever you go! If you don't, you can purchase one from this site, & it will be shipped to you a.s.a.p. Once you get it, you can join this incredibly meaningful & important journey.
The more exotic the location the better! For instance - if you're in Pisa, take a photo of your wristband with the Leaning Tower in the background. Or - if you're in Paris...make sure you get the Eiffel Tower in the shot. (You get the drift.) As folks send-in their photos, we mark the location(s) of where their wristbands have been on one of the the maps on this site. (Click on the "Maps" button above, to see where our "team" has already traveled.)
Not going very far? That's all right...just be creative & send-in photos of your wristband in different situations. (Nothing lewd, please! Anything inappropriate WILL NOT be uploaded onto this site.) Some examples might be: A visit to the dentist, playing an instrument, hailing a cab, performing on stage, scoring a goal at your soccer game, flying a kite...or a plane, painting a picture, icing a cake, etc. Be creative!
We also welcome & encourage any celebrity that would like to don a wristband for our cause. Just take a recognizable photo of yourself wearing the wristband, & send it in. Your support would be invaluable! (You can see the celebs who have already pitched-in, by clicking on the "Famous Friends" Gallery in the "Photos" section of this site.)
Why are we doing this?
In March of 2010, our daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, at the age of 11. This was a SHOCK to all of us, as there is no history whatsoever of this disease in our family's background. Our daughter has been VERY brave since her diagnosis, but it has been a difficult & trying adjustment...getting used to her "new normal." Although Type 1 Diabetes is "quiet" disease, it is still very scary, & its consequences can be dire. With that in mind, we are working in conjunction with the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) to raise money to help find a cure. Not just for our daughter, of course - but for the vast number of children & adults - who suffer from this illness.
The money you pay when purchasing a "2 Sweet 4 Sugar" wristband goes directly to the JDRF, to help in their efforts to find a cure. We thought this would be a fun way to reach our goal...& to share this adventure with the Type 1 Diabetes community, worldwide.
Why "2 Sweet 4 Sugar"?
At the time of her diagnosis, my daughter garnered AMAZING support from her close-knit group of friends. (Honestly - I don't know what she would have done without them! My daughter is an only child, & her friends mean SO MUCH to her.) Two of her closest friends at the time made some beautiful gifts, to help lift her spirits. Among them was a wonderful throw pillow, onto which they sewed the phrase "You're Too Sweet For Sugar." That catchy slogan stuck, we tweaked it a bit, & my daughter has used it ever since as her JDRF Walkathon "team" name.
So please - join us on this fun & enterprising journey...& maybe together, we can find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes!
THANK YOU, from the bottom of our hearts!!!