As a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Brenda has been able to count on her fans and her peers to support her annual online auctions, which runs May 1 – May 31st, helping her raise over $1.6 million so far!
Brenda is an active mother of five whose youngest son, Thad, was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes at the age of five. There began her personal crusade to fight a disease that affects millions. The 2011 statistics on diabetes are alarming — and clearly establish a challenge Brenda is trying to meet: improve lives by helping to raise money to battle this devastating disease. Data released by the ADA January 26, 2011 reveals there are 25.8 million children and adults in the United States — thus 8.3% of the population have diabetes. Another 79 million people have prediabetes. In 2010, 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed.
There are many ways you can participate and help Brenda raise money toward a cure:
- Visit the Brenda Novak for The Cure website for more details.
- Join the cause in a variety of ways- from donating an item to helping us spread the word.
- Donate in your own way in the For The Cure Cafepress store.
- Visit the auction and make your shopping list! Items go up every day for the auction that opens on May 1st.