It’s the next 2013 Changemaker Nomination suggested by a chocolate lover like you!
Congratulations to DASH Sports Education: dashcamp.org
Here’s what Lucas has to say about this fearless organization:
“Because they are helpers! They live with diabetes, and they give back to the diabetes community through sports programs, empowering diabetes education and love. Their work is located in low income neighborhoods suffering from diabetes. In affluent areas (Menlo Park) they are building a relationship with suffering poor communities (East Palo) Health clinics to transport a diverse range of youth living with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Their goal is to build a family around diabetes to reinforce positive identities built through sports.”
A little more info:
“Through the pedagogy of sports and shared experience we seek to empower, support and sustain positive diabetes identities in youth, their friends/family members and the general population of diverse communities. People living with diabetes must overcome the anxiety of potential seizures, constant planning and discrimination when playing sports. To live with diabetes one has to be a work horse, and playing sports you have to work even harder, which is why DASH provides a safe environment, athletic role models and years of expert experience that creates a loving family around individuals, families and communities living with diabetes so they can DASH to success!”