On Feb 12, we held our Fourth Annual Type Diabetes Awareness Day in Idaho. Above is the story KIVI Channel 6, Boise, aired on their Fox and ABC evening news that night. A very special thanks to reporter, Maleeha Kamal, for covering our event.
We are grateful for Andreas Braunlich and his killer graphic design skills producing our invitations and posters free of charge each year! And, thank you to Office Max, CdA, for printing our invitations and making our large posters free of charge each year!!
So many help to make this day possible each year! Thank you to our vendors: Camp HODIA, Central District Health Deptartment, Medtronic, Dexcom, Sanofi, Lilly Omnipod, and JDRF Mountain Valley Chapter.
Madison Grady, Special Assistant to the Governor, wrote our 2018 T1D Awareness Day Proclamation
Malcolm had just been diagnosed when I met him last year at our 3rd annual T1D Day! He was excited to show me his Tandem T Slim pump (just like mine)
These young ladies were visiting the capitol for an unrelated event and were so excited to see our event because one of these girls has T1D and another one has a brother with T1D. We were able to get them signed up for some T1D events in Boise!
I told a little history of how I unicycled up the Governor 5 years ago and asked him for a T1D day like this for the state of Idaho!! I never would have believed he would have taken me seriously and how this event has gotten larger with each year!
Thank you, Lawerence Denney, Idaho Secretary of State, for reading our T1D Awareness Day Proclamation!
Thank you KIVI for your coverage of our event!
ID Sec of State, Lawerence Denney, and Claire Shelton, 2017 JDRF Children's Congress delegate for Idaho!
Huge thanks to Amy Colgan and Wendi Tanner from JDRF for ALL your help! We could not have done it without you!
Some of our Special guests who came out for T1D Awareness Day in Idaho
McCall Salinas, Former Miss Boise Outstanding Teen whose platform is awareness and advocacy for T1D!
Interviewing with KIVI Ch. 6 Boise
Idaho State Capitol, Bosie, ID
This mom has an adult daughter who was recently diagnosed with T1D and she was excited to have more information and become involved with JDRF!
All of our guests (ID senators/representatives and community) signed posters thanking our U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives for supporting the Special Diabetes Program bill which gives $150 million each year toward research for a cure for T1D! My mom travels to Washington, DC in 2 weeks to present these posters to all 4 ID Congressmen when she meets with each of them at their respective offices on Capitol Hill during JDRF Government Day
Thank you, Maleeha Kamal, KIVI, for telling our story and spreading awareness about T1D and the mission of JDRF to treat, prevent and cure Type 1 Diabetes!