Thursday, 8 November 2012

Thanks For Backing "Beila's Bunch"

Every little step helps on the road to a cure . . .

Owl & Drum was proud to participate in the “Tulsa 2012 Walk For The Cure,” which was an important annual fund-raiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

This year’s event generated $107,296 for the JDRF, whose research goals are patient-focused on finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes and removing the disease from the lives of sufferers. The nonprofit also develops better ways to treat the disease and improve people’s lives, and to prevent Type 1 occurring in those most susceptible.

The 1.25-mile walk was held Saturday, Nov. 3, at the OU Tulsa Schusterman Center, 4502 E. 41st St.
Beila, Owl & Drum’s “special little friend,” has Type 1 juvenile diabetes and undertakes a daily routine to deal with the disease.

The family found out she had diabetes in the summer of 2011 and Beila, now age 6, began receiving an insulin shot as little as four times a day. Recently, she began using an insulin pump that feeds her insulin through a little tube.

Her mother, Sacha, and sisters Juniper and Kalliope supported Beila on last weekend’s walk, plus family and friends, as "Beila's Bunch."

The team walked with many others to help bring greater awareness  to the issue of juvenile diabetes.
Owl & Drum donated $100 to the JDRF, matching the money that customers put in a “Beila’s Bunch” donation jar on the counter of the store at 2810 E. 15th St.

“Thank you to the people who supported us on our walk,” said Bianca Howell, the co-owner of Owl & Drum.

“The donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation are much-appreciated. Beila and the rest of us on her team had a good time on a crisp, sunny morning in Tulsa.

“There were some fun activities for the kids – they had a Jupiter Jump and a climbing wall – and it was a good atmosphere on the walk. We will do it again next year, and we hope you can join us.”

For more information about the JDRF or Walk For The Cure, contact Shelbe Adams of the Tulsa Green Country Chapter at or 918-481-5807.

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