I’m happy to spread the word about the Diabetes Scholars annual fundraiser at Friends for Life this July. This year sounds amazing!

DSF-FFL-Dinner-MusicMary Podjasek, tireless champion and President/Executive Director, Diabetes Scholars Foundation, describes the evening:

Your Polynesian experience begins with the rhythmic drums of Tahiti as you are taken on an enchanting and unforgettable journey through the islands of Polynesia. Please join the Diabetes Scholars Foundation at our “Party Polynesian Style Fundraiser” on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Florida (during the Friends for Life conference)

This event will include an interactive Polynesian dance show, dessert, drinks, and a silent/live auction. Funds raised from this event will directly support our conference scholarships and help us carry out our mission to improve the lives of people living with type 1 diabetes through education.

These events are always incredible, and I’m always blown away by the generosity displayed by everyone there, as well as those who have donated items for the auction and those who have helped spread the word.

It’s worth going just to hear Tom Karlya run the live auction! Check out this video from the 2012 event:

The Diabetes Scholars Foundation helps bring people in need to conferences, and also gets students with type 1 diabetes to college. Improving lives through education indeed.

If you’ll be at Friends for Life this year this is an event to be at. Tickets are $50, which helps support DSF’s mission and includes dessert and two drink vouchers.

If you are in a position to do more, there are some great sponsorship opportunities as well:

Sponsorship Level
Sponsorship Perks
Hula Sponsorship - $5,000 (fully funds two families)15 event tickets, two specially draped reserved tables and acknowledgement at the event.
Aloha Sponsorship - $1,000 (partially funds one family)8 event tickets, one specially draped reserved table and acknowledgement at the event.
Mahalo Sponsorship - $500 (funds one young adult)4 event tickets and acknowledgement at the event.
Ohana Sponsorship - $250 (partially funds one young adult)2 event tickets and acknowledgement at the event

You can learn more about the Diabetes Scholars Foundation and their mission, read testimonials, see a list of college recipients, and apply for conference scholarships at www.DiabetesScholars.org.

And if you have something awesome to donate (including money), don’t be shy! Let Mary know!


My past posts about DSF include Lilly Diabetes – Connecting the Dots, Diabetes Scholars – Generosity In Action, Diabetes Scholars – Howl at the Moon, I Support: Diabetes Scholars Foundation, and 2011 Friends for Life – Where to Start?

 
  • Richard Vaughn

    Hi Scott, I wish I could attend the FFL this year. One of my knees has been replaced, and the other will be done in a few more months. It would be too uncomfortable to walk those distances like I did last year. My wife and I hope to attend in 2015. See you then!

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