The following was posted by BRAVA magazine, where Jesse's mom, Michelle, works. If you are in the Madison area, please consider attending this event. This is separate from the events on Monday at the Good Shepherd Church.
Here at BRAVA, we are mourning the loss of an extended member of our company's family.
On February 3rd, 2010—at age 13—Jesse Alswager was taken from his family and friends all too soon. Jesse, the son of BRAVA's Marketing and Events Director Michelle Page Alwager, lived with type 1 diabetes since age 3 and was known as "everyone's little brother." Jesse and his family have been recognized as strong advocates nationwide for type 1 and finding a cure, and he was passionate about guitar, drums and snowboarding.
Spread the word and come out to the Lazy Oaf Lounge anytime after 5pm on February 10th to celebrate his life and raise money for the family. There will be a free buffet of food, a place to donate to the fund directly and in addition, 50% of the proceeds from anything purchased that evening will go to the Jesse Alswager Memorial Fund.
If you aren't able to make it, The Jesse Alswager Memorial Fund has been set up at UW Credit Union, and all UW Credit Union branches will be able to accept donations, or donations can be mailed to:
Jesse Alswager Memorial Fund
c/o UW Credit Union
PO Box 44963
Madison, WI 53744-4963
If you'd like to donate online via Paypal, visit: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=GMW43ZYQXJR9C
Please spread the word and keep the entire Alswager family in your thoughts...we hope to see you there!