November, 2014 Edition 
The Live Active, Dream Big Challenge
Officially Kicks Off November 1
It's time for 30 for 30! During this month there's still time to sign the Banner (if you haven't already!) and join the Challenge to put in 30 minutes of the activity of your choice for the 30 days of November. Reap rewards! Win prizes! Have fun!

November is National Diabetes Month
Get the facts, the Fact Sheets and the latest stats on diabetes, and help to raise awareness to both prevent and cure this disease! 

America Gets Cooking to Stop Diabetes 
Healthy foods and an active lifestyle make a great combination! Learn tips for preparing delicious, nutritious food that is beneficial for diabetes and fun to prepare.

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month
It can be easy for eye symptoms to go unnoticed. Stay aware, read the signs clearly and seek help earlier rather than later to keep your eyes healthy and happy.

November is also National Adoption Month!
Around the nation, there are children with diabetes waiting to be adopted. Families with diabetes experience make great matches for adopting kids with diabetes!  Meet Timothy in West Virginia or Hunter in Florida. 

World Diabetes Day 
November 14
Celebrate and recognize World Diabetes Day with the rest of the globe as we continue the 
relentless search for a cure, do outreach for prevention and improve diabetes care!

American Diabetes Association Expo
November 22
Presented by the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center at OHSU and the ADA, 
come explore all there is to know and learn about diabetes at the FREE diabetes expo, held at the Oregon Convention Center

November 27
The abundance in some households at Thanksgiving can make eating healthily more challenging. The American Association of Diabetes Educators offers a packet of tips, tasty recipes and even a "healthy holiday eating contract"!

Being Thankful Helps Your Health!
Counting your blessings, giving thanks and promoting positive thinking goes a long way for boosting your health! So why just do it at Thanksgiving?! Aim for  a higher year-round happiness level.

Circle on the Court
December 4
Join Chris Dudley, the Portland Trail Blazers, and other guests for a Chalk Talk session, a shout out to Challenge winners and participants, and an exciting game against the Indiana Pacers, all in the name of combating diabetes! Let's get healthy, be active and Dream Big.... together!
Learn more here! 
Recipe of the Month: 
Pumpkin Spice Latte 
1 1/2 cups nonfat milk
2 Tbsp. pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. vanilla extract 
3 Tbsp. Splenda
1 cup strong brewed coffee
1/2 cup light whipped topping Ground cinnamon, to taste



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Novo Nordisk - Caring About Community...Your Community! 
Chris Dudley Foundation celebrates our longstanding PNDW partnership with Novo Nordisk! 
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Through their Community Care Program, Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, invests in the local community to support organizations that educate people living with diabetes, including the Chris Dudley Foundation. As a critical and key founding partner of the annual Pacific Northwest Diabetes Week (PNDW), Novo Nordisk is amplifying CDF's local impact and boosting the capacity of our region to educate, activate and motivate the public to take on diabetes right here in Oregon. 


For over five years and running, the Novo Nordisk and


CDF partnership has been growing and expanding, culminating in a particularly exciting line-up for this PNDW

2014 where the public is encouraged and engaged in a month-long November "Live Active, Dream BIG Challenge" to be physically active for 30 minutes on each of the 30 days. CDF is delighted to be partnering with Novo Nordisk for this innovative, interactive community outreach event! 


Appealing to the Present

"Nearly 380,000 Oregonians are projected to have diabetes by 2015," says Diana Blankman, Director, US Corporate Giving and Social Impact at Novo Nordisk. "The diabetes epidemic is not slowing down. At Novo Nordisk, we consider it our duty to continue to work closely with these community-based organizations that are vital to creating change in diabetes education from the ground up."


Since the Community Care Program's inception in 2011, Novo Nordisk Community Care has awarded thousands of dollars to organizations across the country and has sponsored dozens of diverse community-based programs. Previously sponsored programs have encompassed those with a variety of distinctive characteristics, including programs focused on education and resources for patients, ranging from healthy living educational workshops and dance classes, community health advocate/peer mentor training and patient empowerment programs. Novo Nordisk is dedicated to helping organizations, like the Chris Dudley Foundation, who are educating and empowering patients, families and friends in Portland and surrounding areas to become more engaged in their health and management of diabetes. 


Facing the Facts


Diabetes has become a global health crisis and is taking a major toll on our communities, including Portland. A recent model from the Institute for Alternative Futures, commissioned by Novo Nordisk, estimates that the number of Americans living with type 2 diabetes will increase 64 percent between 2010 and 2025, affecting more than 53 million people. And, in Oregon, it's estimated that the number of people with diabetes will increase 88 percent between 2010 and 2025, to affect more than 545,000 people. This dramatic increase could mean a total of $5.4 billion in total medical and indirect societal costs of diabetes for the state of Oregon by 2025. 

Living for the Future


Through supporting annual local efforts like this year's Live Active, Dream BIG Challenge, Novo Nordisk is inspiring generations of Pacific Northwest folks to engage in diabetes prevention and care; embrace their health; and learn new ways to Live Active and Dream BIG in the face of this disease. CDF and Novo Nordisk are proud to be taking the Challenge with you, with us - together!


Chris Dudley Foundation Live Active, Dream Big Challenge
Click on the video to learn more! 


Thank you Novo Nordisk for all of your support in Oregon!

Where Are They Now?...  

Zack Heindel

Have you wondered what your favorite counselor does for their day job? Or, perhaps you've lost touch with a CDF pal and would love to know what they're up to. Search no more! You can find out here in the alumni spotlight "Where Are They Now?"... Oh, and please remember to email and let us know what you are up to so we can feature YOU too!


1. How many years did you attend camp and what was the last year that you attended? 

1996 was my first year...and then I became a dietary aid in 2001 and then a counselor with my last year being 2006 or 2007.


2. What is your favorite camp memory? 

There's so many of them but I would say overall it's just the great people that I met, between all the counselors and campers. I got to laugh a lot at camp and it was awesome.   


3. Did you learn anything at camp to improve your diabetes care? 

I think for me it was just seeing how other people dealt with sports and diabetes.  Learning through hearing about other campers & counselors was very important.


4. Do you stay in contact with anyone you met while attending camp? 

Good Ol' "BookFace" helps out with staying in contact with

everyone.  After College my first job was with the Mariners with counselor Jeremy Weir and also kept in contact with Mike "Big Mike" Ferrel, Chris Yoster, and Britney Wiggens are just a few :) 


5. Do you have any advice for present or future campers? 

My biggest advice would be even though camp is a week long, to make sure you learn from everyone at camp and apply that to your situations so that you can live the best and happiest life for yourself all year long.   


6. Tell us about yourself since your camper days...did you attend college and where...are you working...are you you have children...anything else you would like to share.

I attended college at Cornell College in Iowa where I played tennis, basketball and string bass.  I moved from Seattle to NYC to Los Angeles and I have one child, his name is Maxton (Max) and he pretty much occupies all my time/resources/life, like any child.  I'm currently a Sr. Project Manager for an Agency but I also have my own company called Creature Sheets where we build websites, ads, logos and banners. 

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
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