I’m very excited to share these links with you today. One about funding diabetes advocacy, and two about two of my Favorite People to Follow on Social Media. Here we go:
To begin with, Dexcom employees have just started up a new charitable organization called Dexcom One Step Ahead Foundation. The One Step Ahead Foundation will be funded by Dexcom employee contributions and fundraising efforts by Dexcom employees, and it aims to support grants of $10,000 to $50,000 to “…advance the missions and purposes of tax-exempt organizations that provide services and programs to people living with diabetes and their caregivers”.
I’m all for funding diabetes advocacy. A new infusion of funds like this can help make a real difference, so a big Friday Thank You Dexcom employees!
There’s a short window for this year’s grants… proposals must be submitted from August 22 through September 28. Grant awards will be announced during Diabetes Awareness Month in November. Sharpen your pencils!
To find out more or to submit your own grant proposal, you’re encouraged to contact Dr. John F. Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org. To read more about this generous initiative by Dexcom employees, CLICK HERE.
Those of you who know me know that I live in Baltimore, but did you know that I am not the most popular or the best health blogger in my area? Not by a longshot. Molly Schreiber lives with Type 1 diabetes and Rheumatoid Arthritis, and she has a terrific blog called And Then You’re at Jax. She’s very active in both the Diabetes and RA communities online, and her blog reflects that. She’s also very nice, and she’s pretty funny at times too.
This week, Molly was featured on The Mighty website with her description of her newfound dismay over local businesses that do not have very friendly entrances.
Check this out and see what I mean.
I met Mariana Gomez back in April at the Medtronic Diabetes Advocates Forum. Her friendliness, paired with her passionate advocacy on behalf of people living with diabetes in her home country of Mexico and beyond, was quite impressive, and something I won’t soon forget. Everyone over at her own blog and at EsTuDiabetes probably knows what I mean.
Mariana is a real gem. So I want to share this little piece that DiabetesMine shared on Mariana this week (and don’t forget to look for the one on Molly too!).
If you haven’t heard of Mariana yet, this is a good place to learn about her and her life with diabetes and her impact on the Diabetes Community.
That’s all for now… but I can’t leave without linking to my own blog, reminding you to nominate your favorite Champion Athlete With Diabetes (even if it’s you) so they can put their very own medal around their neck. Why should the Olympic athletes have all the fun?