Monday, June 27, 2011
Nat'l Miss Heart of America, Madi, is having an exciting week as she continues with her year as the American Diabetes Association's Youth Advocate. I'll let her tell about it in her own words: "It is exciting to say that this update is brought to you clear from the opposite side of the United States...all the way from Sunny San Diego California! I am out here for a week, representing the American Diabetes Association as the National Youth Advocate for the Community Volunteer Leadership Conference and the ADA 71st Scientific Sessions. Since we arrived here on Wednesday I have had some pretty amazing experiences. I had the great opportunity to address the group with a speech about the importance of the ADA Safe at School Campaign as part of the ACT advocacy session. I have met some of the most dedicated diabetes volunteers and advocates the world has ever seen, I have seen the unveiling of the Association’s 2012-15 Strategic Plan and have had opportunities to work with our local market on ideas and strategies to help us meet our new goals. I am completely impressed that the “new” vision statement for the association comphttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifletely and totally matches my own…I dream of a” life free of diabetes and all its burdens”. Being out here, I am even more determined to make that dream my personal reality and the reality for the 18.8 Americans currently diagnosed with diabetes, the 7 million more who do not yet know they have it, and the millions more who are impacted by diabetes in many other ways. Yes… there WILL be a cure!"
We could help Madi by going to her pages and "liking" them.
National Youth Advocate page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/American-Diabetes-Association-National-Youth-Advocate/48596398079
Madison’s Prayer Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/MadisonsPrayer
Thanks to Kylee for an updated photo in the Nat'l Miss Heart of Gold Supreme Queen Crown!! Kylee's wonderful site is Spirit Sparkplugs. Take a look and see why we're so proud of her.