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JDRF Outreach E-Newsletter
July Newsletter2010
In This Issue
Back to School Basics
Upcoming Support Groups
CWD Conference
Team JDRF Launch
Dancing with the Stars
Nick Jonas Announcement
Other Upcoming Events
Note From the Chair
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Back to School Basics
Back to SchoolFamilies are invited to attend JDRF's 4th Annual Back to School Basics Event on Thursday, August 5th from 5:00 - 7:00pm 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. 
Vendors representing diabetes pump, meter and insulin companies will be available to visit with before and after the presentation.  For more information, click here.
JDRF Welcomes New International CEO
Jeffrey Brewer has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of JDRF International. Mr. Brewer has been a passionate JDRF volunteer and donor for the past eight years after his son, Sean, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2002.  He has served as a Director of JDRF's International Board since 2004, is a reviewer on JDRF's Lay Review Committee (which judges the potential of diabetes research from the perspective of people impacted by diabetes), and has been an active member and donor for the foundation's New York Chapter. 
Mr. Brewer founded two successful internet businesses, Overture Servcies and CitySearch, and has most recently served as Executive Chairman of  Kickstart International. He is very excited about his new role at JDRF. For more information about Jeffrey Brewer click here.
Upcoming Support Group Meetings
NORTH CHARLOTTE/CONCORD - The North Charlotte/Concord Support Group will hold its next meeting in conjunction with Northeast Pediatric Endocrinology on Tuesday, July 13th from 6:30 - 8:00pm at the Pediatric Pavilion at CMC-NE. Laura Ely, member of the Team Type 1 Triathlon Team, will be the special guest presenter. Email slangan@jdrf.org to RSVP or to be added to the mailing list for future meetings.
Cleveland Regional Medical Center Diabetes Center presents a special event with Laura Ely, a member of the Team Type 1 Triathlon Team. The event will be held in the Shelby City Park Gymnasium from 6:00pm - 8:00pm on Wednesday, July 14. For more information, contact Gudrun Novak at Gudrun.Novak@carolinashealthcare.org.
The group will meet on Thursday, July 22 at Panera Bread.  For more information, contact Jennifer Munn, jmmunn@yahoo.com or 803-327-4897
D-BUDDIES (A playgroup for children with diabetes and their families) -
This group will meet on Saturday, August 7th. The activity is TBD. Contact Anne Sutton for more information at asutton7@windstream.net.
"Children With Diabetes" Holds Conference in Charlotte
CWDChildren with Diabetes presents the "Focus on Technology Conference" at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites on September 3-5, 2010. 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
New Website Launch - Team JDRF
JDRF has just launched a new website to help individuals fundraise to find a cure for diabetes. A Team JDRF Event is a way for anyone and everyone to make a difference in the fight against type 1 diabetes. Whether it's a walk, a bowl-a-thon, a lemonade stand, or whatever you dream up, Team JDRF Events pair our families' passions for the cure with grass-roots fundraising. On the Team JDRF     website you will find ideas, best practices, printable materials- everything you need to be successful. Visit www.jdrf.org/teamjdrf to learn more about it!
Dancing with the Stars
Ever wished you could dance like the celebrities on Dancing With The Stars?  Want to learn how for free and benefit JDRF? We're looking for five or six couples to compete in a Dancing With The Stars event at the JDRF Benefit Kick-off Gala at The Club At Westport in Denver, NC on July 23.  Free dance lessons will be provided at The Club location in Denver or at our Cornelius location just off I-77 in the weeks leading up to the event.  The dance routines will be simple and you'll compete against other couples dancing for the first time.  Audience members will pay to vote for their favorite couples with the proceeds going to JDRF.  It won't be serious, just fun.  The offer is open to JDRF board members, staff and volunteers. Come on out, have some fun for your favorite cause and learn some fancy footwork to dazzle 'em at the next wedding or Christmas party.
Time is short, so don't delay.  To sign up, contact Havana Banquet and Ballroom ASAP at (704) 892-7000.
Nick Jonas to be National Chair of JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes
Nick JNick Jonas, one third of the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum group the Jonas Brothers, was announced as the National Chair of JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes. Nick, 17, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 13 years old.  He becomes the key figure for the largest fundraising program for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In this role, Nick will help JDRF increase participation and fundraising in its annual Walks, held in more than 200 locations worldwide. As the National Chair, Nick will only take part in promotional videos and television public service announcements for JDRF. 
Save the Date for These Upcoming Events             
August 21 - Swing for the Cure with the Charlotte Knights
Aug. 27 - Sept. 12 - Fresh Market Sneaker Sale Campaign. Visit any Fresh Market location and purchase a paper sneaker for $1 to help find a cure for diabetes
Sept. 10 - 12
- Fresh Market Sidewalk Sale. Fresh Market locations will be serving hot dogs and root beer floats to benefit JDRF.
September 25 - Mountain Bike Skills Clinic with Tony Cervati at Colonel Beatty Park at 10:00am. Click here for more information
November 6 - 2010 JDRF Hope Gala at the Charlotte Convention Center. Click here for more information
Let's Get Personal, A Note From Nancy Busch           
It's hard to believe that summer is in full force and before we know it we will be back into the swing of school again. Getting ready for school means making sure that your 504 plan is up to date, meeting with the school nurse (if you have one), and talking with new teachers and faculty about diabetes and what your child can and cannot do. If you are new to diabetes or if you are looking for advice about how to manage your child's diabetes at school, I encourage you to attend the "Back to School Basics" Meeting on August 5th at Freedom Park. It always helps to talk to other parents and share ideas.
Enjoy the rest of your summer. Stay cool and we hope to see you at a JDRF Outreach event in the near future!
Nancy Busch