BENEFITING: Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi
EVENT DATE: Oct 05, 2014
Team up with myself and other members of Star Trek, Star Wars, Fantasy, and Historical geekdom to tackle Diabetes!
This team for the October 5th Walk for Diabetes in Jackson, MS supports the programs and services of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, the premier diabetes organization in the most obese state in the Union. They serve the young, the old and everyone in between.
Explore msdiabetes.org to see how far your money goes, and for what. All the programs -- medicines and supplies for patient assistance, Informational and emotional support for newly diagnosed families, teacher and law enforcement education programs, Camp Kandu for both kids with diabetes and their parents, etc.-- take money.
Compare administrative and fundraising costs and percentage spent on programs on Charity Navigator with national organizations. DFM has 4 stars.
Best of all, this group promotes a "can do" problem solving attitude. It's not the hand you are dealt, it's how you play it that makes all the difference to the successful adaptation of an individual with diabetes to their new normal.