It is indeed a busy week inside of a busy month. So here’s a quick primer on some upcoming events:
– The American Diabetes Association is still collecting photos for their A Day in the Life of Diabetes project. They’re asking for people to take photos of their life with diabetes and upload them to the ADA Facebook page. CVS Pharmacy will donate $1 for every photo uploaded, up to $25,000 dollars. In addition to that, the Association is going to take some of the photos and project them onto the walls of Washington D.C’s iconic Union Station this Tuesday and Wednesday, which is World Diabetes Day. I’ve got Wednesday off of work… maybe I can get down there to get a look in person.
– Speaking of money for worthy causes, Diabetes Hands Foundation reminds you that you’ve still got a couple of days to participate in the Big Blue Test. Five dollars for every test logged will be contributed by Roche Diabetes Care to organizations that provide life-saving supplies and services to PWDs in need. If 20,000 take the test before World Diabetes Day, $100,000 life-saving dollars will be donated. As I publish this post, over 15,000 have participated. Only 5,000 more Big Blue Tests need to be logged before Wednesday! So get out there and work it out people! For more info, and to log your test, go to bigbluetest.org
– Locally, the Maryland JDRF chapter is hosting their Night of Hope Gala Saturday night in downtown Baltimore. They’re hoping you can attend. But if not, they’re also looking for volunteers to help with everything from checking coats to busing tables. For more information on the gala, go to jdrfmd.org/
– Finally… of course, there are many things happening this Wednesday on World Diabetes Day. All over the world, people will be dressed in blue and forming human Blue Circles and lighting monuments in blue. Many other happenings will be happening, and to find out more about all of it, go to http://www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday
Have a super (busy) week!