I volunteered with the local chapter of the ADA for many years, but it was not in response to M. L. King Day.
The volunteering I’ve done was based on Local Diabetes Support Group. I have, many years ago, raised money for Diabetes-Related Charities as I used to run marathons and decided that this would be a worthwhile cause … nothing at all to do with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. however. 😉
I volunteered for the research being done on long term type 1 diabetics at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. I have participated there on two occasions, and will do so again.
I attended a meeting with Congressman John Dingell along with the local JDRF group to speak to him about my lifelong journey of 50+ years with Type 1. I have also walked in several JDRF fundraising walks.
Yes- JDRF, Camp Ho Mita Koda- a camp for diabetic children and Lions Club. Many people may not know that Lions Club provides grants for diabetes related projects. Our Lions district was awarded a $60,000 grant to renovate the cabins at Camp Ho Mita Koda. Our Lions JDRF walk team raised over $7000.
Yes the ADA first with their Bike-A-Thon, then local walk. I volunteered a few summers as a RN at Camp E.D.I.
Yes I volunteer at the local ADA and Camp Courage (ADA camp for kids with T1DM). The week at Camp Courage is one of my best weeks of the summer.
Yes, many years ago but we met to organize at a pizza parlor and they served pizza and real coke and I was like – they don’t get it. I used to love Pepsi but I haven’t had one since I was diagnosed 20 years ago and am healthier for it. But I do contribute.
Every year, many people engage in volunteer service in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Have you ever volunteered with a diabetes-related organization? Cancel reply
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I would like to help others who are adapting to being diabetic or not comfortable with the equipment, but not sure I’m allowed since I’m not a nurse or diabetes educator.