Friday, September 21, 2012

Be A Light

Saturday will mark my third time volunteering at the You Can Do This Project booth at an event.  First was FFL, then the JDRF Omaha walk, and now the Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) conference.

This is my first TCOYD event.  When I heard they were coming to Des Moines and how many DOC friends were planning on going, I knew I had to be there.  I AM SO EXCITED!!!  It will be so fantastic to see old friends, and meet some other friends for the first time in real life.

The event is this Saturday, September 22nd, in Des Moines, IA.  More info about the event can be found here.  If you're in the area, please consider coming to the conference and visiting us at the YCDT booth! 

T-shirt ready to go!

I love volunteering for YCDT.  There's something magical about standing at that booth, talking to people.  It seems like the mental/emotional side of living with diabetes is finally starting to be recognized, and this project gives people a place to talk about those things.  I hope that we're able to offer hope to people, and to show them that they aren't alone.  None of us are alone.

Like the YCDT tagline says: "Be a light in someone else's darkness."  That's why we're there.


  1. I'm SO excited to see everyone! You all are going to be a TORCH, there at the conference.

  2. I am so proud of you, Kim, & Sara! Proud to say I know you too. :)

    Sure wish I could be there.

  3. So glad you guys were able to come - it was awesome seeing everyone again!