Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dear Juicy Juice...

I turn to look at the clock as I stand over my half asleep 9 year old coaxing him to finish all of his Juice. It is 1:15 a.m. You see Juicy(can I call you Juicy?), Justin has Juvenile Diabetes and his blood glucose rate was a scary low of  55. May I remind you that it was 1:15 in the morning.

Then it occurred to me... I wonder if you know how many times we use you to raise the levels of our sweet angels. As D Mom's(and dads) we are told to use the "small Juicy Juice" because it had exactly 15 carbohydrates.

Did you know that we keep you; our 15 carb life saver...
In our purses?
In book bags?
In our cars?
In our swim bags?
Diaper bags?
In our diabetes kits?

 Did you know our refrigerators are stocked FULL of your 8 packs?
We also have packs in the nurses office at school, in each classroom our children learn in. Some of us even keep them in the hallway closet next to our kids room for easy access.

Basically, we keep you E.V.E.R.Y.W.H.E.R.E!!!!

Then I was wondering... do YOU support us? I mean support us financially??? Okay okay... not us personally, but support research, JDRF etc...  Think about it! 40 children are diagnosed with Juvenile diabetes EVERY DAY! Those 40 moms and dads are told all about you Juicy. In ONE YEAR FOURTEEN THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED new families are told to take you home and use you to make them feel better.

We do this in BULK!

Consider this, I have 4 packs of you chillin in the fridge, 1 pack in the nurses office at school, 1 pack in the classroom and 2 packs spread between random classrooms, my car, purse, emergency kit, swim bag and
his book bag.
That's 8 packs! Just at my house!

Lets say that we buy 3 packs per month on average... (for my house that about right).
At $2.50 each that equals $7.50
In one year... $90 for ONE family
In one year... $109,500 for the 14,600 families diagnosed every year.

Can you give some of that back to us with your support? DO YOU THINK WE NEED A CURE?

I promise to still keep  you around the house... I would never forget about you. I just might not visit at 1:15 in the morning as often (or 12,2,3,4 or 5 either).  But in the daylight... oh Juicy it.is.on!

But hey, don't mind me, I am just some crazy D Mom who should be sleeping at 1:15 3:00 in the morning. Instead... I am writing you a letter.

18 comments:

Penny said...

Yes indeedy - we keep JJ in business!!! Why not write them a letter and tell them so asking for a donation to JDRF? It's a great idea!

Tammy said...

Here too. Although my son is on a glucose tab jag. He loves the fruit punch flavor. ;0)

Kelly said...

I thought about this same thing the other day! Juicy Juice should TOTALLY represent JDRF!! They would be CRAZY not to do so! I wonder if we need to start a letter campaign??

Wendy said...

Love Juicy Juice....maybe they could host a lifetime supply giveaway JUST for D Fams :)

Reyna said...

OK...YOU.MUST.SEND.THIS.LETTER.TO."JUICY"!!! Seriously, they could benefit AND our kids could benefit. "Do IT, Do IT, Do IT!!!" (in cheery-like, antagonizing voice).

Joanne said...

Awesome letter... Love it!

htimm=) said...

I love this post! You have got to send it in to Juicy Juice!

Denise said...

YES YES YES!!! Send this to Juicy Juice!! What a brilliant idea!!!
I am up for sending something in too!
Sorry about the 55 at 1:15a...sounds like our night only ours was at 10:30p so not too bad.

Laura said...

So perfect - Love it!
Maybe we should all post this on our blogs - get the word out to JJ. Seriously -- 15g of life saving goodness is with me everywhere I go too!

Tracy (The Crazy Pancreas) said...

Love it! So true! SEND IT!

em180 said...

Agree!!
I also think they should consider leaving Clifford the Big Red Dog off of some of their little boxes. My 11 year old wouldn't feel so dorky carrying them around with him. Maybe that's a whole different story though...

Leighann of D-Mom Blog said...

LOL, I just ran to Target to buy an 8-pack to put in the nurse's office at school.

Hallie said...

Oh Yes! I do love me some Juicy Juice! And we keep it all over... purses, bags, cars, fridge, upstairs linen closet... Grandma's car and house and purse. All over school. And church. We love Juicy Juice! It makes us feel safe and secure! Send the letter!

Meri said...

Juicy Juice is a staple in our house. I wonder if the company knows they produce a product that saves lives and D mothers sanity? AWESOME LETTER!!! We LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE juicy juice!

Heidi / D-Tales said...

I'm with the others. Send it!!!!

BTW, love the new look!

Misty said...

After we have all finished commenting, please hit print and send this on to Juicy Juice. I LOVE your humor in the letter and really appreciate your cause. I had not thought of it before. I also have an 8 pack chillin' in my kitchen refrigerator, and another in the extra fridge in the garage (easy access if we are outside playing), another pack at school, one at my parent's house, and at least one spread between the backpack, purse, classroom, emergency kits in all other classrooms at school, and the car (that's probably not such a great idea in this heat!). Maybe we ALL should write a letter to "Juicy"!

Lorraine of "This is Caleb..." said...

Seriously fabulous idea.

Nestle said...

Hi -

Thank you so much for writing this post and sharing how Juicy Juice is such an important part of your life and your son’s health. It made our whole team very happy. It’s stories like these that make us remember why we are so lucky to work for a great brand that provides healthy and useful products.

We have already forwarded your suggestion of a donation to the JDRF to our marketing department. This is something we will consider as we plan our future philanthropic efforts. Thank you again for bringing this need to our attention and thank you for being a loyal Juicy Juice fan.

Warmest Regards,

The Juicy Juice team

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