I haven’t yet been nominated for the ALS #icebucketchallenge, but that’s perfectly fine with me!

I think we need to start a promotion like this for JDRF instead — a much more near and dear foundation for me and many of my friends (and I’m assuming a good amount of my blog readers too).

I want to start a new challenge in order to begin my efforts in raising money for the 2014 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes at Yonkers Raceway on October 26th. This will be my 13th year walking with my team Calla’s Crusaders, and my second JDRF walk for this year. Calla’s Crusaders previously raised over $4500 in Buffalo, NY in June. We need money to help fund research, make live’s of type 1 diabetics easier and hopefully find a cure. Any efforts to raise money for the JDRF foundation is something I will always take part in.

What could be a better idea instead of an Ice Bucket Challenge? What other fad could we start up to raise awareness for diabetes (both type 1 and type 2)? I will accept (almost) any challenge that you may give me — and have some fun by doing it.

If you don’t have any challenge ideas, could you simply donate? www.callascrusaders.com