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Instagram Giveaway to support Type 1 Diabetes Research

Instagram Giveaway to support Type 1 Diabetes Research

Five months ago I had less than one hundred followers on Instagram. Now it's over five hundred. Time for a giveaway!

Instagram is a lot of things to a lot of people and for watch lovers everywhere it's a chance to have glimpse into the collections of fellow fans from across the world. Looking for posts to fill This Week in Time is always one of the highlights of my day and serves as frequent inspiration for articles.

I wanted to celebrate reaching over 500 followers but I didn't just want to give some watch swag, I wanted to do some good with this giveaway as well so I contacted Seth Tilli, aka thebalancewheel on Instagram, to run an idea past him. So starting today I'm running a giveaway with the prize being a #TypeNone NATO strap with 100% of the profits going towards the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Instagram Giveaway Rules

  • Make sure you are following timepiecechronicle and thebalancewheel on Instagram

  • Head over to this image, give it a like and leave a comment

  • The giveaway will be open from Friday June 3rd till midnight June 10th

  • The two winners will be announced on Instagram on Monday June 12th

By choosing the prize to be a #typenone NATO strap I was able to celebrate and do a little good as well. Seth's words about the reasoning behind starting this venture speak volumes to the passion and love that drives it: 

"Just over year ago, I almost lost my son. At 14.5 months old, he was in diabetic keto acidosis, just hours away from not coming back. Type 1 diabetes knows no race, age, or color and affects the lives of millions. I can proudly say that after 1 year, 50 CGM implantations, 115 insulin pump site changes, and over 2000 finger sticks later, we have his blood sugar under control. We brought his A1C (avg. blood sugar) from a dangerous 11.8 to a safe 6.2 and it is still improving. He is one tough kid. This disease is a 24/7/365 fight and, while we lose some of the battles, we are winning the war but, we still need to find a cure." 

So far Seth has raised over $2,500 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and I'm happy to help in whatever way I can. 

A gorgeous Panerai Luminor on top of several #typenone NATO straps. Watch not included in giveaway! Photo courtesy of @thebalancewheel

A gorgeous Panerai Luminor on top of several #typenone NATO straps. Watch not included in giveaway! Photo courtesy of @thebalancewheel

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