Central PA National Diabetes Awareness Month Opportunities!

Believe it or not NOVEMBER IS NEXT WEEK and that mean’s that National Diabetes Awareness Month will be in full swing!

As most of you may know, November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a chance for JDRF and all of their supporters to raise funds and spread awareness for type 1 diabetes. There are TONS of opportunities to be involved in Central Pennsylvania for National Diabetes Awareness Month, please read all opportunities below:

  • Interview with Peter Rosetti, a traveling JDRF Mentor, for his Diabetes is Beautiful 2016 Nationwide Tour. On Sunday October 30th, Peter will be in Hershey PA working on a project called #thesweetesthugs. This is a free hugs promotion that will hopefully get media attention by proclaiming that diabetics give the sweetest hugs in the ‘sweetest place on earth’. Families are welcome to come out make signs and offer compassion along with a new perceptive on being one with type 1. To schedule a time to interview with Peter please contact him directly at thetype1ist@gmail.com
  • The Central Pennsylvania Chapter is currently looking for local T1D’s of all ages to submit their story for a chance to be featured on the JDRF Central PA Facebook Page! Please email your completed JDRF Photo/Video Waiver, photo of yourself and your story to Lauren Wilcox at lwilcox@jdrf.org

2016 National Diabetes Awareness Month


November 1, 2016: Dollars for Diabetes Challenge. Keep an eye on the JDRF Central PA Facebook Page for updates!

November 5, 2016: Hershey Medical Center Diabetes Fair at the University Conference/Fitness Center. 9:00am-12:00pm. Find more information here, or contact Kendra Durdock at 717-531-0003 ext 283751.

November 6, 2016: Harrisburg One Walk. Register here!

November 12, 2016: LGH Diabetes De-Stress Day. 10:00am-12:00pm. Click here for more information!

November 14, 2016: World Diabetes Day at the State Capitol Building, East Wing Rotunda from 10:00am-1:00pm. Click here for more details!

 For questions or concerns about National Diabetes Awareness Month in Central Pennsylvania please contact Lauren Wilcox at lwilcox@jdrf.org