Editor, The Spotlight:
For the thirteenth consecutive year, our community will be coining together to participate in the Walk to Cure Diabetes, sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Over the past eleven years, the community has rallied around this important cause - finding a cure for diabetes - by participating in the event as a team called "Bethlehem Cares." Thus far, our team has raised over $225,000, all of which has gone directly to research to find a cure for diabetes and its complications. On September 25, "Bethlehem Cares" will participate in this year's Walk to Cure Diabetes at Corporate Woods in Albany. You can join us as a walker by calling us at 439-6894, by preregistering at www.jdrf.org, or by using one of the walk brochures found in many area businesses.
Remember to sign up as a member of the "Bethlehem Cares" community/family team. If you are one of the first 100 people to turn in at least $25 for diabetes research, you will receive a free team T-shirt.
We would like to thank our business friends for sponsoring our T-shirt this year, especially our Gold Sponsors, the Kiwanis Club of Delmar and Meadowbrook Farms, and our media sponsor, Spotlight Newspapers.
We would also like to thank all of our Silver Sponsors: Callanan Industries,
Capital Cities Imported Cars, Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Choices Hair Studio, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties - Brian Ward, and Crossroads Ford. Also, Robert M. Deitz DDS, Delmar Pediatrics, Klersy Building Corporation and Northeastern Dental Lab.
The next time that you visit one of these businesses, please thank them for supporting their community and for supporting diabetes research.
If you can't join us for the walk but would like to make a donation, you can mail your check (made payable to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) to "Bethlehem Cares" at 65 Boylston Drive, Delmar, New York 12054.
Thank you for helping us show that Bethlehem really is a caring community!