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Letter to classmates inviting them to JDRF walk?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by cm4kelly, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. cm4kelly

    cm4kelly Approved members

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    We will be doing the local JDRF walk in town in a month or so with my first grader. His classmates all are aware of his type 1.

    Once someone posted about sending home a letter to classmates inviting them to join us for the walk. Has anyone done something similar?

    I would love to know what you put in your letter - and hear any recommendations.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Sarah Maddie's Mom

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    This is just my opinion.

    I would invite close friends and family members to participate in the actual walk and I would solicit contributions from my circle of adult friends and neighbors but I would not invite the entire class of my kid's 6 year old peers to join in. Just off the top of my head I would not do this because, 1. knowing that a classmate has to check bg etc does not mean that they have to know anymore and the last thing I would want would be for my kid's classmates and their parents to first and foremost identify my kid as the "sick one". 2. Every family has a cause about which they care. If every time a child's family solicited involvement from a class of 25 kids it would be a full-time job just to keep up.

    Like I said, just mho
     
  3. jmg707

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    We did the JDRF walk in the fall. We had to travel out of the area so we did not do a specific letter to school friends. We did use the guidelines online from JDRF and created our story as well as personalized the letter. I emailed that to just a select group of friends and family member. However, if there was a local event, I would have invited a few more people to join us. Most likely, it would not be the entire class though. I think it depends on how close you are to the other families. For us, I know the people that would want to support it so those are the ones I would ask.
     

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