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JDRF Outreach E-Newsletter
March Newsletter 2010
In This Issue
Walk Dates
Fund-Racing
JDRF on Facebook
Heels & Hearts Event
Adult Type 1 Toolkit
Harris Teeter Promotion
Upcoming Support Groups
A Note From the Chair
REMEMBER THAT THE JDRF HAS MOVED!
 
Please update your contact list. The JDRF office has moved up one exit to I-77 and Nations Ford Rd. at the address below. Our phone number is still the same,   704-561-0828.
 
JDRF Charlotte Chapter         205 Regency Executive Park Drive, Suite 102
Charlotte, NC 28217
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JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes                             
The Walks are fast approaching, but it's not to late to register and join us for the Walk to Cure Diabetes in your area! The dates are listed below and you can register online at www.walk.jdrf.org. It's time to lace up those sneakers and start raising money to find a cure! Don't hesitate to contact the JDRF office if you need help putting together your team, (704) 561-0828.
 
March 27 - Catawba Valley Walk at Lenoir-Rhyne University
April 17 - Charlotte Walk at Carowinds
May 1 - Rowan-Iredell-Cabarrus Walk at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium
 
2010 Fund-Racing Program
Harris TeeterFund-racing is a unique and fun way for you to raise money for JDRF and enjoy the racing excitement at Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway, or the Dirt Track at Charlotte. For each gift card or ticket purchased, a donation will be made to JDRF.
$25 spend on tickets or gift cards = $10 donation to JDRF 
 For more information please call 704-454-6401.
 
Find the JDRF Charlotte Fan Page on Facebook!
Facebook logoJDRF Charlotte is now on Facebook. Please search "JDRF Charlotte Chapter" and become a fan of our page. 
Heels and Hearts Event - GET ACTIVE!
Heels and Hearts, a UNC student group dedicated to diabetes community service and advocacy, is hosting an event focused on the importance of staying active with diabetes. The event will take place on Saturday, March 20th from 12pm - 3pm at the Ehringhaus Outdoor Arena on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. Kids 10+ and their parents are invited to come out for all sorts of outdoor games and food! Be sure to bring lawnchairs and/or picnic blankets. For more information or to RSVP, contact Lauren Russell at ltr11@email.unc.edu.
 
NEW! Adult Type 1 Toolkit
To fill an important gap in resources for adults with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has introduced the JDRF Adult Type 1 Toolkit. Written by adults who have type 1 diabetes themselves, the Toolkit is a personal guidebook to life with diabetes. It aims to help adults live well and manage their disease. It also covers issues surrounding specific life stages and situations, such as relationships and marriage, pregnancy and children, the workplace, and complications. Get your copy today by visiting www.jdrf.org/adults
 
Harris Teeter Community Care Cards On Sale
Please support JDRF by purchasing Harris Teeter Community Cares donation cards at your local Harris Teeter store.  Shoppers may purchase $1 and $5 donation cards to show their support for JDRF, MDA and American Cancer Society.  The campaign will end on March 16 and Harris Teeter will split the dollars raised among the three charities.
 
By the way, don't be shy, if the Harris Teeter associate doesn't ask you if you want to purchase a donation card, please ask for one. A huge thanks goes out to Harris Teeter for being such a great community partner!
 
Upcoming Support Groups
SOUTH CHARLOTTE - The South Charlotte Support Group will meet  on March 17th at 10am @ Dean and Deluca in the Stone Crest Shopping Center. Wear your green and enjoy conversation with other parents of kids with type 1 diabetes. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Suzi Mays at smays5@hotmail.com.
 
NORTH CHARLOTTE - JDRF partners with NorthEast Pediatric Endocrinology to plan fun, educational support group meetings for families who have children with diabetes. Meetings are held at the Pediatric Pavilion at CMC-NE from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 
Upcoming Dates:  April 22, 2010 July 13, 2010 October 21st, 2010 January 20, 2011
Contact charlotte@jdrf.org to be added to the mailing list.
 
Let's Get Personal, A Note From the Outreach Chair
Spring is just around the corner....and with Spring comes the Walk to Cure Diabetes!  If you have not already signed up, I encourage you to do so by going to the JDRF website to register. Just go to www.walk.jdrf.org. It's so simple. Once you have registered, email the link to all of your friends!  Invite them to be a part of your team, their team, or somebody else's team - we just want them to walk! We walk....rain or shine...so think sunscreen, not umbrella! 
 
Spring break is nearing so please take a look at the JDRF website and its advice for travelers to get great tips or just reminders of what to do for your diabetic.  You can go to http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=103441.
 
Have a great day and we'll see you at the Walks!
 
Nancy Busch
Outreach Chair