Thursday, August 31, 2006

You guys are awesome!!!

First of all, I want to assure you that my blog will not be over-run by Walk-A-Thon talk for the next month and a half. But, I will probably mention it often . . . in between all the knitting and other blather I usually post on my blog.

That said, today's post will be completely over-run by Walk-A-Thon talk!! I can't help it . . . . because you guys are incredible. Don't get me wrong, I knew Knit Bloggers were a supportive and giving bunch. But I was in no way prepared for how supportive and giving you guys would be! In the two days since my ADA Walk post hit my blog, you've already put me 1/3 of the way to my goal! And what really caught me off guard was how many of you asked to donate prizes to the raffle!! I am very honored to accept each prize donation. Wait until you see all the wonderful booty that has been donated!! As the prizes come in, I am going to be setting up a Prize Page post, so I can have them all together in one place for everyone to see. I know you are all pledging because it's a wonderful cause, and not because of the prizes. But it makes me feel really good to be able to hold a big raffle to thank you for your support.

I also want to thank each of you who have linked my post on your blog and helped to spread the word. My stat counter has been reporting a huge increase in traffic to my blog over the past two days, and I know you guys are to thank for that! In fact, if each person who read the post had donated the price of a skein of Knit Picks yarn, we'd have passed my goal already. So please don't apologize if you have only a few dollars to donate. You'd be surprised at how quickly it is adding up!

Lastly, I just want to try and convey how much this all has touched me already. I have tears in my eyes several times a day as I read another e-mail or comment lending support. I also enjoy reading the stories you've been sharing of how diabetes has touched your lives through your loved ones. The ADA web-site supplies the numbers on how many lives are touched by diabetes, but it seems so much more real when I hear the stories from my Knit Blog friends. It makes me even more inspired to raise the funds and do the Walk-A-Thon. So a big thank you and a huge hug to everyone out there!!! Your support means more than you could know.


Next post, I'll have some knitting content for sure . . . I should even have a little FO to show for somebody's birthday! And maybe I'll have thought up some truths and lies for the fun meme JessaLu tagged me with!

10 comments:

Nancy said...

Don't fret too much if people are donating just for the chance to win some yarn. Paul Newman was asked about using his very visible image in promoting Newman's Own products (where ALL the profits go to charity) and he said their motto was "Shameless exploitation for the Common Good".

JessaLu said...

Can't wait to see your TTAAL :o)

Susie said...

This morning at 8:30am my dh was dx'd with diabetes. Apparently, the doc says weight loss and diet control will be most beneficial. His fasting glucose was 111. (Mine was 87.) He came home with a finger poke-y thing. He ate a (very) small bowl of oatmeal with Splenda and 2oz of 2% milk. I had a huge cup (24oz) of coffee with a tablespoon and a half of regular sugar and a lot of 1/2 and 1/2. He poked his finger. It was 166. He poked my finger. It was 96. Hmmmm.

We have a lot to learn about this. I can see that we'll be getting involved in helping to raise money (and consciousness) as well.

christine said...

Many, many of my clients have DM, and unfortunately many suffer from the complications associated with not being compliant with diet, weight control, and exercise. I just want you to keep taking such good care of yourself!

Sonya said...

Whooo! It's adding up fast already.

Katt said...

Hey hun! Will need your address so I can send my donation to the prize pool :D

Glad to hear its going so well too.

Katt

Melissa said...

Donation made and I'm going shopping for my prize donation this weekend!

Elizabeth said...

When is the walk? Is it somewhere local? I'd love to be on your support team!

It may be time to try walking and knitting at the same time...

The_Add_Knitter said...

Good luck with the walk Karen!

QoE said...

Thank you for letting me know about "Walk for Diabetes." My son's girlfriend has diabetes and I am learning a lot very fast. I have registered for our local walk and started a team. Sorry I won't be sending a donation to you, but I think you started something even bigger. Thank you!
Cathy in MN

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