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Iced Tea Day
June 10

Warm weather has already arrived! Its a great time to celebrate graduations, summer and sun on National Iced Tea day with a homemade cold tea beverage. Tea can even be helpful for diabetes, especially for type 2!

Diabetes Week UK
June 12-18 

Join the UK in the fight against diabetes where they will both celebrate "Our Patron Her Majesty The Queens's 90th Birthday" celebration and simultaneously spread awareness and raise money for diabetes, all in conjunction with the theme of "Setting It Straight."

While we're in the UK, read about a youngster with t1d who jumped into action to save this father, also with t1d, who had lapsed into a diabetic coma! 

Father of the Year Awards
June 15 

The Father's Day Council once more honors local dads who are going above and beyond to give back to the community, and who are helping raise money for diabetes. This year's honorees, who will be recognized at the 
June 15 event at the Moda Center, Portland, OR;  include Portland' s own ex Trail Blazer Terry Porter, Jay Hallway, retired CEO Viewpoint Construction Software, Michael Snaadt, owner of Helen Bernhardt bakery, and Randy Miller, President of Produce Row Property Management Company!

Fathers's Day
June 21 

This Father's day, we can be thankful for the many wonderful dads like Joshua Terry who are willing to do anything to champion their precious t1d children. 

In memory of his young daughter who passed away due to t1d complications, he trained to run the Boston Marathon to raise money for Joslin Diabetes Center. And then, he finished it!

Diabetes Dad

Diabetes Dad who can also be found on Facebook, is parent to two t1d children and works tirelessly to find a cure. He has a new PSA  to share with the public to help other parents be aware of what to look for when confusing type 1 diabetes symptoms appear suddenly in kids. 

Another noteworth Dad, Tom Hanks, reflects on his journey with type 2 diabetes.

Students with Diabetes 

The Students with Diabetes/Young Adults with Diabetes Conference was held in Safety HarborFlorida, which included the latest information on technology, inspirational speakers and a career fair.

Young Chef Fights Diabetes...with Food! 
Haile Thomas of Happy

This 15-year-old national award winning chef, health advocate and public speaker helped her father defeat type 2 diabetes. In the process she realized she needed to help other families and kids learn about healthy food and healthy living. The youngest student of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Haile now serves on many advisory boards and even has her own nonprofit

Scholarships for Students with Diabetes

Headed to law school? You might be interested in the Ashley Rose Honorary Law School Scholarship; or the Edleman, Krasin and Jaye Scholarship, both with approaching application deadlines of June 30.

Recipe of the Month: 
Strawberry Iced Tea  
-1 lb. fresh strawberries, cleaned, hulled, and halved
-2 Tbsp. sugar or 2 tsp. Splenda
-2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
-pinch salt
-2 1/4 cups water
-6 decaffeinated regular -size tea bags
-6 cups cold water


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CDF Thanks the NBPA! 
We are extremely honored and fortunate to be the recipients of one of this year's National Basketball Players Associations grants! 
Here at the Chris Dudley Foundation (CDF), we are very impressed with the NBA players' ongoing and renewed commitment to support the local community. In fact, our own Chris Dudley was, of course, once a member himself! As Union Executive Director Michele Roberts comments, "NBA players are exceptionally dedicated to the principle of 'giving back' to the diverse communities where they live and work."

NBA players depend upon the NBPA to advocate for their safety, health, and other related rights and interests. The NBPA has recently revamped their website and programming to keep both players, fans, and the global basketball community energized and informed. Their new site boasts unique and engaging content with behind-the-scenes stories, video showcases of players and the latest of many social media highlights, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Periscope and YouTube. Visit nbpa.com to learn more! 

It is particularly meaningful to us that the NBPA Foundation recognizes and appreciates that the population of youth with type 1 diabetes has extraordinary and unusual needs. Like the outstanding odds and challenges that the NBPA players have faced themselves to ascend to the highest level, our "t1d kids" also face - and triumph - over incredible odds on a daily basis. 

LeBron James
First Vice President
Stephen Curry Vice President 

For years to come, the NBPA's generous gift will continue to inspire our young heroes to keep playing basketball, to live active, and to dream BIG - just like their bigger NBA heroes. Thank you NBPA for giving back!

CDF is delighted to recognize camper-turned-staff member Madisen Eusted!

Madisen Eusted, of Creswell, OR was honored as a top athlete and model student in her Lane County community. Congratulations Madisen - we are so proud of you! Read more here!

Where Are They Now
Maximillian (Max) Pollack
1. How many years did you attend camp and what was the last year that you attended? 
I attended Chris Dudley's basketball camp three years...1999-2001. The experience was absolutely incredible. 

2. What is your favorite camp memory? 
This is a very tough question because there were so many great memories. First one that pops into my mind was playing against Chris with 2 other campers. I remember scoring a lay up on him and he jumped so high to try to swat the ball out of the air that he landed on me and introduced me to NBA level basketball. I always remember how meaningful that memory was. Also, the talent show was great because I danced to the song "I Like Big Butts" and my partner and I ended up getting 3rd place in the talent show. Haha. The camp counselors also dressed as women  after one of them lost a bet and had to get his head shaved. Wow. Too much fun to only list one memory.

3. Did you learn anything at camp to improve your diabetes care? 
I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 3 and a half. Therefore, I had already gained a pretty firm grasp on knowing what I needed to do to take care of my Diabetes. A major lesson that I learned at camp was no matter what you are dealing with, there is always another way or a better way of handling it. Diabetes won't stop you from doing things. Only you can do that. If you want something, then all you have to do is get after it and monitor your blood sugars, eat right, exercise well, and have fun. Then, nothing will ever hold you back. It is your mind that is either your greatest ally or your very own worst enemy. Chris taught us how to quiet that ineffective mindset and just play the game the smart way.

4. Do you stay in contact with anyone you met while attending camp? 
Unfortunately I do not stay in touch with anyone from camp. I wish I did and highly recommend that all campers get as many phone numbers of people they meet while at camp. Do your best to stay in touch because those relationships are certainly worth keeping.

5. Do you have any advice for present or future campers? 
Go to camp. Have fun. Enjoy yourself. Play your butt off and reap the benefits of everlasting memories. Make sure you learn from the pros how to get your blood sugars under control and keep it that way. With careful monitoring and proper exercise and nutrition, you will be a tough person to beat in any of your future endeavors.

*Tell us about yourself since your camper days....did you attend college and where...are you working...are you married...do you have children...anything else you would like to share...
Since camp, I played football in high school, attended University of Central Florida where I played rugby for the Knights on the club team while earning my Bachelors of Science degree in the field of Psychology. Shortly after, I worked with kids struggling from substance abuse related issues. Then, I began my masters program at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida where I studied movement sciences with specializations in sport, exercise, and performance psychology. While attending school there, I coached multiple basketball teams and football teams which was an incredible hobby of mine. After graduating from Barry U, I opened my private practice, "Optimal Mindset Consulting, LLC" where I work with athletes, exercisers, and performers alike to build their mental toughness in order to help them become the athlete or performer that they desire to be. One that can handle adversity, take on challenges, persevere to achieve the results that
they are after. 

I am continually working with athletes to improve and sustain their mental game in my private practice while also working with the ARMY in the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF-2) program to help soldiers enhance their overall performance in the Army and build Resilience to best handle life at work and home. My main mission is to better enable our soldiers to achieve their mission.

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