Zip the Cure
My name is Monica Oxenreiter and I am 15 years old and live in Pittsburgh, PA, and I have Type 1 Diabetes.
I have been involved in fundraising for diabetes for as long as I can remember. I came up with a great idea to raise money: Raise $100 in
every zip code in the United States. JDRF approved my idea as a third party fundraiser, my parents formed a non-profit, and we created an
awesome website that will show graphically when a zip code is
"sponsored." The map of the US will start out yellow, and as each
zip code is sponsored, the zip code area will turn to green. When we
are finished selling this map, the entire country will be green. I
think this is the first time anyone has tried a project like this.
Although it may take a few months for the concept to catch on, once it
does it has the potential to raise millions of dollars for research to
find a cure.
We have been approved by the IRS as a 501c Charity. Also, we have no
paid staff and all of our proceeds will be donated to JDRF. Right now
we have about twenty state captains helping me promote my project. If you would like to help as a state captain, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We went live on November 14, 2009, which is World Diabetes Day. Although it may take a few months for the concept to catch on, once it does it has the potential to raise millions of dollars for research to find a cure for our disease.
If you would like to help, here are some ways:
Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
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