Richmond, VA (PRWEB) June 30, 2006
Third place 'American Idol' winner Elliott Yamin has devoted fans who are on a mission to help find a cure for diabetes. Elliott's fans united early on during the American Idol® contest to donate money to the Central Virginia Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) through the sale of t-shirts and bracelets and monetary donations. JDRF has already received over $20,000 in contributions from Elliott's fans -- and that is just the beginning.
By the time that the 'American Idols Live! Tour' comes into town in Richmond Virginia on July 29, Elliott's fans, friends and family hope to present JDRF with many additional contributions raised as part of a special fundraising event that begins today -- the Yamin Machine! for JDRF Fundraiser & Fan Party.
On July 29, ticket holders to the fan party will feast on a buffet provided by Champps Sports Bar and be entertained with music, video, raffle drawings, games and more by Richmond Virginia's Mix 103-7 radio. The fan party is sure to provide an enjoyable atmosphere for the fans, family and special guests to meet each other and celebrate their 'Idol" Elliott Yamin.
The party will be sponsored by businesses and individuals who wish to contribute raffle prizes to the party or monetary donations to JDRF in conjunction with the event. Sponsors contributing more than $150 will benefit through advertising on the Yamin Machine! Web site and other media attention given to the event.
JDRF sponsor and party registration information is available on the Web site at http://YaminMachine.com on the home page. There are a limited number of tickets available to this event and they are expected to go quickly.
The Yamin Machine! Web site and JDRF recently set a goal to raise half-a-million dollars to help find a cure for Type 1 diabetes through the Yamin Machine! for JDRF fundraiser. The Richmond Virginia fan party is just one way to help contribute to this campaign.
Elliott Yamin, who is the third place 'American Idol' winner, won the respect and adoration of people all over the world through his gifted vocal styles, his ever-so-humble stage presence, his interest in bringing attention to artists such as the late Donny Hathaway, and yes, the fact that he, too, suffers from Type 1 diabetes and wears an insulin pump. His mother, Claudette Yamin, also has diabetes and is using her voice to help bring awareness to the JDRF and this important cause.
According to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, there are 20.8 million Americans with diabetes, and as many as 3 million* Americans with Type 1 diabetes. More than 13,000 children are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in the U.S. each year. There are at least 194 million people worldwide with diabetes, and the World Health Organization anticipates this number will more than double by 2030.
Elliott has stated that one of his goals in life is to educate people about the disease, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has recognized him for his efforts in doing just that.
To register for the fan party or to become a corporate sponsor for the JDRF fundraiser, please visit the Yamin Machine! Web site at http://YaminMachine.com to sign up.
For more information on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation visit http://www.jdrf.org
American Idol® is a registered trademark of 19 TV Ltd. and FremantleMedia North America, Inc. The Yamin Machine! Web site is not affiliated with FOX, FremantleMedia North America, Inc. or 19 TV Ltd. and is sponsored by Elliott Yamin's cousin Philip. The Web site is hosted by iWorkPlace, Inc. and developed by fans under the direction of iWorkPlace, Inc.
- Type 1 Diabetes, 2004; KRC Research for JDRF, Jan. 2005
Special thanks to the following individuals and companies who supported this press release distribution, JDRF or the organization of this event:
Thanks very much to Champps Sports Bar for providing us with an excellent location and buffet for the Yamin Machine! for JDRF Fundraiser & Fan Party.
Call 804-323-6053 or visit http://www.champps.com/restaurants/champps_richimond/
Happy Face Children's Photography specializes in professional children’s portraits for schools, pre-schools, child care centers and youth sports leagues. If you want the best, contact us @ 804-217-9776! http://www.happyfacechildrensphotography.com
Photography at its finest! 804-754-2800
A special thanks to Melito's Restaurant for their generous support of JDRF. 804-285-1899
A huge thank you to MIX 103-7 Richmond Virginia for their generous offer to promote this fundraiser and host the party. Visit http://mix1037.com to listen to their broadcast live!
Thanks very much to FOX 35 Richmond for providing coverage of the announcement of this fundraiser to help find a cure for diabetes. http://www.fox35.com
Remax Commonwealth Group for JDRF! 804-794-2662
# # #