As I have mentioned in several previous posts, over a year ago I (along with some very dedicated friends) started a non-profit organization.
We called it Berks T1D Connection.
Through living the life of having a type 1 diabetic child and finding that there was no local support for our family, I wanted to change that and help others living with the same issues. We wanted to connect with others, learn more, have fun and I knew the possibilities could be endless!
Here we are. About a year and a half after that original comment from a friend saying, " you should start a support group." We have accomplished some pretty amazing things so far!
We have hosted social gatherings, we host a monthly support group meeting (usually with speakers) at our local hospital, we have hosted educational workshops, we even hosted a "candy-free trick-or-treat party!"
But NOW - we are one day before our biggest endeavor ever!
The Berks T1D Connection Family Camp!
We have SUCH an amazing weekend planned and so much hard work went into planning this weekend!
We have amazing speakers including Gary Scheiner (author of Think Like a Pancreas and Until There is a Cure), Ralph Cincinnati, CRNP, and Bennet Dunlap of the Strip Safely campaign for our adults (which include type 1 diabetic adults, type 1 parents and grandparents) and we have fun activities for the kids! We have fun and yummy food planned for the weekend! We have an exciting vendor expo with relevant companies coming to display their latest and greatest for our families! We have family camp activities like a campfire, family activities and more! And lots of great take-home items for our families!
We are very excited and hope our families have a great time!