I have more to share about the Medtronic Diabetes Advocates Forum, but today, there’s something else on my mind.

Sara was kind enough to pack this in her suitcase and bring it to me. Remember when I did the JDRF Las Vegas Walk to Cure Diabetes back in November? And I harassed people with requests for donations?

It paid off. I got the Golden Sneaker Award! This award is given to anyone who raises at least $1,000 for the Walk to Cure Diabetes. My official total was $1,070! Which completely blew me away.

This is the first time I’ve actively participated in a JDRF walk since I was a teenager. And I’ve never even come close to raising this much money before. So this silly little sneaker means a lot to me. It means even more to share it with a friend.

And I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you. Seriously, thank you. For putting up with my donation requests. For donating. For spreading the word about the walk. I didn’t do this. WE did this.

Thank you.