2016 Event for Mattoon, Illinois!

Great news! The Skate for Diabetes is coming to the Silver Star Skate Center in Mattoon, Iillinois on Saturday, October 1st. The event will be from 5 pm to 8 pm. We only ask that you make a donation amount of your own choice to gain entry to the event. You can Register and help […]

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 […]