I just got back from another successful event shoot for the JDRF. I can not begin to tell you how special I feel to be a part of such a great organization. These folks are just AWESOME! The amount of money that has been raised since it’s inception is just staggering. More than 1.6 billion dollars! With 80% of the funds going to researching a cure for this chronic, auto-immune disease. Just amazing. The dedication that all of the volunteers have towards this cause is to say the least admirable. Then there’s the parents. People don’t realize how hard it is on the parents of the children with this condition. They are the ones ultimately responsible for the health and well being of these children until they are old enough to comprehend and take control of their own lives. So a REALLY big salute to all of them as well. Your courage is astounding!
It was a really great event at the Mansion in Voorhees, NJ. A very beautiful venue for weddings or banquets. I did some more casual portraits for them. Again it’s all people with Type 1 Diabetes. These shots are going to be used for fund raising and will be posted at the Walk in October. Also got some shots of the different speakers and attendees at the lunch. These will be used on-line and in there newsletter. I’m downloading them now and will post some in the next day or so.
A special shout out to Michael Stocklin and his son Andrew (T1D) who head up Andrew’s Army. A team of fundraisers for the JDRF. Great meeting you folks this afternoon. I look forward to seeing you in October. Keep up the good work! Don’t forget……..email! email! email! (An inside joke)