The You Can Do This Project will once again be present in the exhibit hall at the Friends For Life conference in Orlando, FL!
This table is made possible by the volunteered help of one of our Advisory Team members, Sara (Kim will not be at this year’s conference, as she’ll be 8 months pregnant at that time), and others whose time and efforts will make this possible. Our table cost has been covered by a generous donor who asked to remain anonymous, and we are truly grateful!
We are excited at the chance to introduce You Can Do This as a resource to the families, teens, kids, and adults living with diabetes who will be attending this year’s conference. If that’s you, please make sure to stop by and say “hi”!
Earlier this week, we added a new item to our Zazzle store: a bumper sticker. And look! Someone is rocking it already!
We appreciate your support, whether that’s through word-of-mouth, blog posts, links in your blogroll, our button on your website, Tweets and Facebook posts, making a video of your own, or any other form. You’re what makes our community strong and supportive!
From the Diabetes Hands Foundation (the complete post can be found here):
Today we are happy to announce the nine innovative diabetes advocacy projects selected to receive DHF Seeds grant funding for 2012. Each of these projects, aimed at connecting, educating or empowering people touched by diabetes, will receive US$2000.
“Our goal is to support promising projects and help advocates through grants that assist them in taking their projects to the next level,” explains Manny Hernandez, president and founder of the Diabetes Hands Foundation.
Created by diabetes advocate, blogger, and cartoonist Kim Vlasnik, You Can Do This has, to-date, broadcast videos from over 90 people. Each person tells his or her own diabetes story and encourages others living with diabetes that they too “Can Do This.” The DHF Seeds grant will be used to broaden participation in this ongoing online project that connects people touched by diabetes.
I am so honored to be among the nine selected to receive a Seeds micro-grant, and will keep you all posted on how the funding is spent!
(Watch the DHF Seeds application video here!)
Because we can’t be serious ALL the time…
I want to say THANK YOU again to everyone who has supported You Can Do This, and especially to those whose generosity (both in time and money) made the booth at the Friends For Life conference earlier this month possible.
Because we know that not everyone who wanted to be there could be there, we wanted to recreate a bit of the atmosphere for you, while chronicling the journey.
(Thank you again to Advisory Team member Sara for help with video editing!)
The You Can Do This Project booth at Friends For Life was a huge hit – more to come on that soon!
In the meantime, we’d like to congratulate the winners of the drawings that took place Saturday night:
World Diabetes Day Necklace winner: Melanie Y.
ClimaPak 50% off voucher: Hannah O.
Thanks again to Cari and Kewl Innovations for donating these prizes for the conference booth! (Emails were sent to the winners this morning.)
You can now show your support for the You Can Do This Project by shopping our Zazzle store! Proceeds from all sales go back into the cost of getting the project out in the “real world” – conference expenses, flyers, etc.
Besides, who wouldn’t look good in this?
We have a new location on the exhibit hall floor at Friends For Life – a real booth! (Thank you to the organizers of FFL for the kind, generous upgrade at no additional cost.)
Make sure to come see us, if you are attending! (Visit today’s post on Texting My Pancreas for some further details.)
Yesterday marked the first day of the voting period in the DHF Seeds micro-grant program; a chance to win $2,000 towards growing and expanding ideas intended to connect, education or empower people touched by diabetes.
The You Can Do This Project was selected as a finalist by a panel of judges, and now it’s up to the community to determine who, among the 15 finalists, will receive each of the nine $2,000 grants. (There will be three winners in each of the three categories of “connect”, “empower” and “educate/inform”.)
Cast your vote for the YCDTP by clicking the Vimeo “like” icon within the video, and sharing it in whatever ways you’re willing to do so! Voting ends Friday, June 15th at 5:00 pm PDT.
You Can Do This Project has a new look!
Huge, huge thanks to @fancynancymer for working with me to redesign the graphics associated with You Can Do This. If you currently have the old logo on your website, please update it to the new button, found below (right click, “save as”, and link it to www.youcandothisproject.com):
There will be many places the new logos will be appearing in the coming weeks; one of which begins today. You Can Do This Project is now featured on the Taking Control Of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) website, and you will now find a banner promoting their upcoming conferences on this site, over to the right.
No money is changing hands in this agreement; it’s more of a “I like what you’re doing!”, “Hey! I like what you’re doing, too!” kind of thing.
I hope you love the new graphics as much as I do!