I have a few things I just wanted to let everyone know about, because they're all items worth mentioning. Problem is, I'm writing this before I travel and I'm sure I'm forgetting something. Like a missed email. Or potentially my toothbrush. But before I spazz out completely, here's a quick list of SUM Stuff:
My new friend Mary Podjasek, who I met at the CWD Friends for Life conference this past July, asked me to help her get the word out about a Diabetes Scholars Foundation Event that's taking place at the end of August. According to her email:
"I am planning a bowling/silent auction event which will be held on Saturday August 29, 2009 at the Brunswick Zone in Deer Park (Lake Zurich) Illinois. The event will start at 6:00 pm. The cost is $40 and includes 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, soft drinks and a great time. I also have some great auction items which include Inverness golf, theatre tickets, sporting events, trips and lots of other great items. The proceeds from the event will help me to carry out the mission of my foundation. You can register online at www.diabetesscholars.org. Hope to see you there!"
Visit the website for more info and contact Mary if you have any questions at all.
Also. the fine ladies of the NYC diabetes support group have branched out and started their own organization - and they're blogging. :) Their mission is simple yet crucial:
We are ACT 1: Adults Coping with Type 1 Diabetes. We are a group of Type 1 diabetics who see a lack of service geared towards adults with Type 1 Diabetes. Through support group meetings, free services, partnerships, volunteerism and advocacy we strive to attend to the most vulnerable populations within our community with the understanding that all diabetics are equally deserving of quality care.
To find out more about ACT 1 and the powerful women behind this organization, visit the ACT 1 website and poke around a bit!
And lastly, one bit of JDRF news, from their press release last week: "The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide and the largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 research, announced today that it has launched an on-line service for people with type 1 diabetes and their families to easily find information about clinical trials for drugs, treatments, and therapeutics for diabetes and its complications.
The on-line service, JDRF’s Clinical Trials Connection, will enable people to search the database of trials of the National Institutes of Health (including JDRF-funded trials) that involve diabetes cures and treatments to get information, make comparisons, and – if they are interested – directly contact trial centers. It is available at www.trials.jdrf.org."
If you are looking for diabetes-specific clinical trials, check out the JDRF trials website and see what grabs your interest.
There. Information purged. Now you have it. Now I can file this information away as "disbursed."