Introducing The Diabetes Media Foundation

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Dear Readers,
 
We’re very excited to announce that we recently incorporated ASweetLife and related projects under a new nonprofit media organization, Diabetes Media Foundation (DMF), devoted to disseminating information about, and generating community around, living a healthy life with diabetes.  DMF helps people living with or affected by diabetes find information, community, and support from one another, and to share their stories.   We’re thrilled with the guidance we’re receiving from our outstanding board: Jeffrey Solomon, Chair; Risa Pulver, Secretary and Treasurer; Fran Carpentier; An Phan; Gail Pressberg; and Willam Toby, JR.  
 
We are asking for your support to help DMF expand its reach even further and help more individuals and families coping with diabetes.  In the age of the Internet, when we have a health concern, often the first thing we do is search online for further information.  Imagine how much better it is for a newly diagnosed diabetes patient to find a community of people like us, who are thriving with diabetes, rather than the standard grim outlook about potential diabetes complications.  
 
And we want to continue to bring you more top-notch content.  We plan to significantly increase the number of feature stories on ASweetLife, but to do this we need your support.
 
Our goal is to raise $9,000 by the end of the year.  If we can build a community of 90 supporters who can donate $100 each, we’ll meet our target!  And, of course, we are extremely grateful for smaller donations as well.  We’re already so grateful for the way you’ve loyally supported ASweetLife.  Now we hope you’ll join us as we expand our reach.  A donation to DMF will benefit the millions of people worldwide living with or affected by diabetes.
 
Since we want your donations to be tax deductible while we await our tax-exempt status, all donations to DMF should be made through FJC: http://www.fjc.org/donate-now (when prompted, please indicate that your contribution is to the Diabetes Media Foundation).  
 
I wish you a happy and healthy 2014!
 
Best,
Jessica Apple
Cofounder Diabetes Media Foundation and ASweetLife.org
Coming soon: diabetesmediafoundation.org

 
*Complete information about donating to DMF via FJC can be found here: http://www.fjc.org/donate-now
 
To donate by check: 
Make your check payable to FJC (we cannot accept cash donations).
Be sure to indicate Diabetes Media Foundation in the check memo line or in the accompanying document. 
Be sure to provide your current mailing address – If your address is not preprinted on your checks, or if your check information is not up-to-date, please be sure to provide your current mailing address. We must have this information on file to issue you a tax receipt for your gift.  
Checks should be mailed to FJC’s office at:
                520 8th Avenue, 20th Floor
                New York, NY 10018
 

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Comments (3)

  1. Jeff N. at

    What a terrific idea! 

  2. Scott S at

    Congratulations!

  3. Catherine at

    Woo hoo! I am so happy for you guys, and proud to be a part of the site!

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