The first session I went to was called "Government Relations 101". Sounded perfect to me - as I had no clue what I was getting into. Kim and I sat next to each other and listened to a great, high level, presentation about the JDRF and Government Relations. At some point during the talk, Gary Hall Jr. was mentioned. Yeah, 10 time Olympic Medalist Gary Hall Jr.! Everyone … [Read more...] about JDRF Government Day Whirlwind
Hi everyone! I wanted to share some news on some really neat and worthwhile things happening around the blogosphere. One Dollar, One Day First, the folks at "Fight It!" are kicking off their "Fight It! Friday" fund-raising efforts today. The Friday after Thanksgiving is typically the busiest shopping day of the year here in the US. It is nicknamed "Black Friday" … [Read more...] about One Day, One Dollar AND The DiabetesMine Holiday Survival Story Contest
Sometimes it seems like us locals here in Minnesota need a visitor from out of town to spark a get together. Last time it was Sara, this time it was Allison -- yes, the Allison! A few months back Allison told me that she would be in town with her boyfriend Erik for a wedding. Turns out that Erik has a lot of family around here, which worked out great to help get Allison … [Read more...] about Another Great Get Together!
I don't know if there are any people who are diabetic, and have heard of the internets, that have NOT become fans of Amy Tenderich and her fabulous site, DiabetesMine. If you are one of those people, please, please, please swing on over there and become familiar with all that Amy has to offer. Over the holiday period I was excited to participate in The 2008 DiabetesMine™ … [Read more...] about Nuggets of Wisdom! FREE!