I'm now thirty six and Atlanta is almost like a second home, I do my best to get down there a few times a year and Atlanta is home to a lot of people that are close friends. I love Atlanta so much that I wouldn't be surprised if Kate and I call it home, not for at least fifteen years, but it is our kind of go to spot once we are a little older.
This Friday I will be flying down to Atlanta for one of my favorite nights of the year. The Team Type 1 Foundation will be holding their annual Auction for Life!! This is not just another fundraising event it is a night that totally changed my diabetes outlook. It is no secret that I had the toughest time of my diabetes life when I was in high school and college. I didn't test my blood sugar and took insulin when I felt like it. I didn't think diabetes was cool and thought that I was different because of it. That obviously isn't true, diabetes is what we make it.
Team Type 1 has a global ambassador scholarship program that is changing the world!! Team Type 1 is funding scholarships in order to recognize young, talented athletes with Type 1 diabetes who demonstrate an ability to balance both academic and sporting commitments, promote good health with successful management of their diabetes through exercise, and support families already burdened with additional expenses associated with diabetes care. In fact Team Type 1 Foundation is the only foundation that is providing college scholarships exclusively to athletes with Type 1 diabetes. At last years Auction for life I had the honor of meeting a lot of global ambassadors and was amazed by what they are doing for diabetes. They are an inspiration to so many teens living with diabetes because they are proving whats possible with diabetes.
Then you have the Team Novo Nordisk training camp experience!! This January, train with the Pros in Altea on your new Colnago frame! Package also includes round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations for 5 nights, two TNN and TT1 kits, three training sessions with the Development Team, a private coaching session with the TNN General Manger, all meals and a physio evaluation. This unique experience can't be bought!
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Friday will be a special night for all in attendance and for those that can't make it please checkout the items or make a donation and help change diabetes for the next generation.