According to an article on Yahoo the American Diabetes Association has teamed up with Inspirato, a club that offers luxury vacations to its members. In this new venture you can earn special rewards based on the amount you donate. For instance, if you donate $2,000 you will have a onetime access to an Inspirato luxury vacation sometimes priced up to 50% under market value without having to join their club.
Also, for every new membership they receive Inspirato will donate $2,000 to the ADA. I should mention that a membership costs $15,000. I am not suggesting you should join this club. Times are tough all around and I know I cannot afford to drop that much on a luxury vacation.
The fight against this disease is pricey, billions are spent every year on research and on healthcare. I always have hope this disease will be cured in my life time. I want to be a part of that. I am trying to think of my own fundraising ideas. Maybe I can use my comedy as a weapon of power and have a comedy show to benefit diabetes research. I plan on donating money when I can. Unfortunately, most of my paycheck goes into my gas tank.
I do not think awareness is the issue, I think it has more to do with the fact that are so many deserving charities out there. It is difficult to make a decision on which should benefit. I also think I will walk for diabetes and even marathon when I quit smoking and run more. I am even willing to be a guinea pig and sign up for trials.
I do think this partnership is a good step in the right direction. I hope it raises money for research and for care to those who cannot afford it. We are all affected by this disease somehow. I am sure we all know a person afflicted with this disease. I believe in the numbers game and if we can give even just a little we can beat this disease and finally work on curing the common cold.