JDRF Youth Ambassadors to Hold Shoppertunity Fundraising Community “Parking Lot Sale” Aug. 21

The Youth Ambassadors of the Nevada Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), headed by 14-year-old Jacqi Hammel, are holding a Shoppertunitycommunity “parking lot sale” of new and gently used items.

This first-ever fundraiser is a fun way to support the JDRF Nevada Chapter Ride to Cure Diabetes Team. Fourteen-year-old Jacqi Hammel is serving as the Ride Team Captain. This Las Vegas teen, who was diagnosed two years ago with type 1 diabetes, made a commitment to represent the Nevada Chapter of JDRF in the Ride to Cure Diabetes bicycling event. The 109-mile ride takes place in Tucson, Arizona in the month of November.

Jacqi has set a goal of raising $5,000. The money raised will directly support JDRF research. To help her achieve her goal, Jacqi’s friends, family and fellow Youth Ambassadors are supporting this massive community parking lot sale.

Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010
8 a.m. – Noon

Marquis & Aurbach Parking Lot
10001 West Park Run Drive
Off of Hualapai and Charleston


JDRF is the leader in research leading to a cure for type 1 diabetes in the world. It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide.

The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with type 1 diabetes have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times or use a pump – each day, every day of their lives. And even with that intensive care, insulin is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke and amputation.

Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.4 billion to diabetes research, including more than $101 million in 22 countries in FY2009. For more information please visit www.jdrf.org.

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