I am so very proud to announce that Lovebug will be joining the Diabetes Dude in helping raise awareness for Type 1 Diabetes this year! Lovebug was chosen by the Diabetes Dude to be the 2011 Ambassador for Michigan! We could not be happier!
Haven't heard of the Diabetes Dude?
His name is Noah Brokmeier. He was diagnosed in 2007 at the age of 6. He created the blue flamingo as a symbol for diabetes awareness.
About the campaign from The Diabetes Dude website:
"The "Flamingo Flock" is a campaign to raise awareness for diabetes. This campaign originally started to raise funds on Noah's behalf for the American Diabetes Association, but we have become so overwhelmed with responses that we have received that Noah has decided to turn it into a full fledged campaign to raise awareness and would love to see this go national! Noah uses blue flamingos instead of traditional pink flamingos to not only get people talking about these crazy colored birds but also because this is the color used for diabetes awareness."
I first heard about Noah when he Flocked the Today Show last fall and had pictures of other children with Type 1 Diabetes put on the jumbo screen in Times Square. The more I heard about the Diabetes Dude, the more I wanted to help. When I heard about the ambassador program I talked to Lovebug about it and she was super excited to help out. Matter of fact she keeps asking when we will get our blue flamingo. She wants to take her's to school and show all her friends and teachers.
I am just as excited as Lovebug, because I this year, more then ever we are committed to educating, advocating and raising funds for a cure and this is another way we can reach out to others. And a great way for Lovebug to help out too!