The Faces of Diabetes: Meet LaKaylee

Misconceptions about Type 1 Diabetes persist in our culture. We are surrounded by cancer fundraisers, heart disease events, and we all know someone who’s been touched by those diseases. Friends, Type 1 Diabetes has no cure. It can’t even be prevented or treated in the manner of cancer and heart disease. Type 1 Diabetes is […]

Skate For Diabetes 2015 In Mattoon, Illinois

Friends! Family! Nation! Are you ready? The Skate For Diabetes 2015 is taking over the Silver Star Skate Center in Mattoon, Il on Saturday, September 26th from 5 pm to 8 pm. It’s only $5 to get through the door! That includes skate rentals, and access to the giant playland area for kids. I encourage […]

The Faces Of Diabetes: Meet Ashlynn

It’s easy to stay informed of the various diseases and illnesses in the world today. That’s why it’s so remarkable that misconceptions about Type 1 Diabetes persist. I understand that T1D isn’t covered in the media as much as Cancer and Heart Disease. There are still plenty of people who don’t know anyone with T1D. […]

Mattoon Event Is A Success Again!

It looked like the weather and local events were conspiring against us. Both Mattoon and Charleston had to make up high school football games. The beer tent was pulling people north to the broom corn festival in Arcola. I wasn’t sure what to expect. How about 110 people and over $3,300 raised for the JDRF! […]

Roller Skate For The JDRF

Have you noticed what all the fundraising events tend to offer? Walks. Bike rides. Marathons. Those activities can be rewarding, and they all do bring in a lot of money for their causes. Nobody is here to argue that. What I’m saying is Roller Skating offers all the same reward with a hell of a […]

2014 Brings New Event And New Goals

Welcome back to the cause! We are only four months away from our 2nd Annual Skate For Diabetes! We will be rolling into The Silver Star Skate Center in Mattoon, Illinois on Saturday, September 6th from 5 PM to 8 PM. The entry fee is only $5 again this year, and that includes your skate […]

Post Overdue: The Results And My Love For You All

Look at the Calendar. Has it really been so long since we got together for our game changing event? Allow me to apologize for the delayed post on our results. The numbers were shared immediately following the final count on our Facebook Group. (Make sure you Like us on Facebook!) Posting here fell through the […]

Tonight Is The Night

The Skate For Diabetes is tonight! The long wait is over. We are taking over the Silver Star Skate Center in Mattoon, IL tonight at 5 PM until 8 PM. Admission is only $5. We will have shirts available for $15, and wristbands are available for $5. The money we raise is going to help […]

The Clock Keeps Ticking

August is coming to a close. The clock keeps ticking. September 7th will be here before we know it! Have you registered yourself or your team yet? It’s the easiest way to be part of the fundraising. Be sure to spread the word to friends and family. Let everyone know at work. Kaylee, the Team […]

Countdown To Skate Updates

Hey Skaters! You’re all too awesome for words! We are only ONE MONTH away from the actual Skate For Diabetes! I’m excited to see all of your faces as you show off your skills, dare each other to skate backwards, and help you create memories that will last a life time. Mark your calenders, set […]