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JDRF Outreach E-Newsletter
May Newsletter2010
In This Issue
JDRF Golf Tournament
Upcoming Support Groups
JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes
Back to School Basics
Fund-Racing
Other Upcoming Events
Emerging Technologies E-Newsletter 
JDRF has put together a great resource for information about emerging technologies related to type 1 diabetes. To view the most recent issue, click below.
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Harris Teeter Celebrity Golf Classic
The 2010 Harris Teeter Celebrity Golf Tournament will be held
Monday, June 7 at TPC Piper Glen. John Fox, Head Coach of the Carolina Panthers, is the Celebrity Chair again this year. Each foursome will be paired with a celebrity for a day of golfing for the cure! The Harris Teeter Celebrity Golf Tournament was founded in 1999 and has raised nearly $600,000 for diabetes research. To secure your space on the green please contact Lynne Foreman at blynneforeman@jdrf.org or 704-561-0828. 
Upcoming Support Group Meetings
D-BUDDIES - Playdate scheduled for June 5th at 10:30am at the Latta Park Spraygroungs, 601 East Park Avenue. Bring the kids in swimsuits, pack a towel and come play!! Rsvp to Anne Sutton at asutton7@windstream.net.
SOUTH CHARLOTTE - The South Charlotte Support Group will meet  on June 23rd at 10am @ Dean and Deluca in the Stone Crest Shopping Center. Come 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 - The North Charlotte Support Group will meet at the Pediatric Pavilion at CMC-NE from 6:30-8pm on Tuesday, July 13th. The guest speaker will be a member of the Team Type 1 Cycling Team.  Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to charlotte@jdrf.org.
JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes                 
The 2010 JDRF Ride Season is in full swing! Registration for all rides (listed below) is now open and there are a variety of fundraising packages for you to choose from. Whether you are an avid rider or just a beginner, we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to support the JDRF Ride program. Every mile pedaled and every dollar raised brings us closer to a cure! 
 
2010 Ride Dates:
-La Crosse, WI - August 12-15
-Lake Tahoe, NV - September 10-13
-Death Valley, CA - October 14-17
-Tucson, AZ - November 18-21
 
Visit www.ride.jdrf.org for more information or contact Nina Fox in the JDRF office at nfox@jdrf.org.
Save the Date for JDRF's 4th Annual Back to School Basics Event on August 5th
Families are invited to attend JDRF's 4th Annual Back to School Basics Event on Thursday, August 5th at the Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park. Parents will learn important information about diabetes management in the school setting while kids enjoy games and activities in the park. We will even have a discussion about transitioning to college, so teenagers and their parents are also encouraged to attend.
Who:   JDRF Families
Date:  August 5, 2010
Time:  5:00 - 7:00pm
Place:   Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park
For more information, contact Sally Langan at slangan@jdrf.org.
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.
 
Other Upcoming Events             
June 12 - McKenney-Salinas Powersports will host their 2nd Annual Ride to Cure Diabetes. Motorcycle riders are encouraged to attend this motorcycle treasure hunt and tour of Gaston County. Registration is at 8:30am and the ride starts at 9:30am. $25 minimum contribution per rider. Hot dog dinner and prizes at the finish. Contact Don Willis for more information, 704-824-2787. 
 
September 3-5 - Children with Diabetes presents the "Focus on Technology Conference" at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites. This conference will help families gain a better understanding of the technology available to people with type 1 diabetes, as well as technology coming down the road. The weekend will be filled with educational sessions for parents, teens, and children - and support for all! For more information, visit www.childrenwithdiabetes.com.
 
September 25 - JDRF Kids and their siblings are invited to a free mountain bike skills clinic with Tony Cervati, an endurance mountain bike racer and type 1 diabetic. The workshop will take place on Saturday, September 25 at 10:00am at Colonel Francis Beatty Park. Check out Tony's website to learn more about his amazing accomplishments, www.type1rider.org.
 
November 6 - JDRF will host the 10th Annual Hope Gala at the Charlotte Convention Center and this year's honoree is Lance,Inc. This black-tie event will feature a live band, Silent and Live Auctions, and JDRF's special Fund A Cure Auction. For more information about purchasing a table or tickets to the Hope Gala, contact Melissa Harrison at mharrison@jdrf.org.