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Kansans are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as thousands of people suffer from the disease, and many others may have diabetes and not know it! It is estimated that one out of every three children born after 2000 in the United States will be directly affected by diabetes.
That is why the American Diabetes Association's Wichita office is so committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with the disease.
We are here to help.
Located in the Delano District at 608 West Douglas, Suite 100.
Our office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Tour de Cure® - Register Today
May 11, 2013
Sedgwick County Park
Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. It's a life-changing event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association.
The Tour is a ride, not a race. Whether you are an occasional rider or an experienced cyclist, there is a route just for you.
So take the Ride of Your Life and sign up today!
Father of the Year
June 14, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Since 1931, the National Father's Day Council has honored hundreds of fathers across the country – including sports personalities like Terry Bradshaw, national leaders such as General Douglas MacArthur, writers like Tom Clancy and news personalities such as Peter Jennings. Since 2000, the Father's Day Council and the American Diabetes Association have partnered to raise more than $20 million to support our efforts to fight diabetes.
2013 will mark the third year that the National Father's Day Council will partner with the American Diabetes Association in Wichita to honor individuals who are outstanding role models for their children, exceptional business leaders, and active participants in the community where they live and work. At the gala, the honorees will be recognized and celebrated for their embodiment of the spirit of the event: fatherhood, leadership and philanthropy.
2013 honoree's are Mr. Ric Freund, Mr. Bob Hanson, Mr. Austin Henry and Mr. Jason Moeller.
For more information, please contact Patti Tasker at email@example.com.
Camp Discovery - Register Today!
June 16-21, 2013
Rock Springs 4-H Ranch
Now in it's 39th year, Camp Discovery is held just 13 miles south of Junction City, Kansas, at Rock Springs 4-H Ranch. This camp is for youth with diabetes who have completed grates 4 thru 8. For some campers, Camp is the only time they get to interact with other kids and adults with diabetes. Activities at camp include swimming, archery, rifle shooting, horseback riding, canoeing and trap shooting. Campers will also learn more about self-care of thier diabetes, nutrition and the importance of physical activity. Campers receive 24-hour medical supervision, and meals are planned by dieticians. Financial assistance is available. No Child is turned away from Camp due to lack of ability to pay.
Counselors In Training (CIT)Program - Teens that have completed grades 11 or 12 have the opportunity to become CITs. The CIT program at Camp Discovery is one of the best in the country. This program allows the past camper to return and learn, under the supervision of counselors and the CIT director, what it takes to be a great counselor. Then, at the age of 18, they can become a counselor and continue their camp experience. A leadership program for high school students with diabetes is in the works for later this year. Information will be posted on this page as it becomes available.
Camp Ka-Di-Da-Ca - Register Today!
July 22-25, 2013
KaDiDaCa, or Kansas Diabetes Day Camp, is offered for children with diabetes who have completed grades K thru 3rd grade and their siblings from 5 to 10 years old. KaDiDaCa will be held at the YMCA's Camp Hyde in Viola, just outside of Wichita. Campers learn about diabetes and participate in activities like swimming, arts and crafts, and sports and games. There will be a family cookout the evening of the July 25, 2013. Camp is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and campers will receive a camp t-shirt, supervised program activities, medical supervision and most diabetes supplies.
Transportation - Daily group transportation for Wichita-area campers to and from Camp KaDiDaCa is in the works. Details will be posted here soon.
Counselors In Training (CIT) Program - There is a CIT program for teens age 14 and up.
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® - Register Today
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Step Out is the largest annual fundraiser and educational event for the American Diabetes Association, raising funds for research, education, programs and services as well as educating the public about the disease. Step Out is a one-day walk in more than 200 cities nationwide in the fall. Motivated by their drive to defeat diabetes, participants reach their fundraising goals by asking friends, family and co-workers for donations. The event is a party to celebrate the fundraising accomplishments of our teams and individual participants as well as to promote awareness of diabetes within the local community.
Along the walk, participants are supported by volunteers and staff offering water and encouragement. Included in the festivities is a Health and Wellness Fair that participants are invited to explore in order to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle.
Step Out is an event for the whole family, or for anyone who enjoys the feeling of being part of a community. It is an event for those who want to unite with the American Diabetes Association's family in the fight against diabetes.
American Diabetes Month®
39th Annual Diabetes Health Fair and Professional Symposium
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel
"Diabetes Head to Toe"
The Diabetes Health Fair is a wonderful learning opportunity for health professionals as well as people with diabetes and their family members and caregivers.
All who attend will receive diabetes education from local and national speakers. Health professionals and the general public will be in two separate rooms listening to different speakers whose topics fit their learning needs. Health professionals will learn the latest developments in diabetes and will have the opportunity to receive continuing education credits for their attendance. The general public will learn the latest developments as well as ways to improve one's own diabetes management.
More than 150 people from the community attend the Diabetes Health Fair every year. The day includes lunch, snacks and numerous exhibitors demonstrating the latest in diabetes care, equipment and technology.
For more information, please contact Patti Tasker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TREND (Teens Receiving Education & Networking about Diabetes)
November 15-17, 2013
West Heights United Methodist Church
The purpose of TREND program is to help teens with diabetes make the transition to and through high school, on to college or away from parents, and eventually living on their own. TREND will guide these individuals by helping them develop self-care skills and building their independence. Teens will build a network of peers and medical professionals who will gladly help them maintain optimum health as they move through these phases of life.
Rather than having just a once-a-year camp for teens, TREND will be an ongoing group with activities throughout the year. We want the teens in this program to cultivate relationships with and get ongoing support from each other, the American Diabetes Association and medical professionals.
The first TREND activity, a weekend retreat for teens in grades 9 to 12 (for the 2013-14 school year), will be held November 15-17, 2013 at West Heights United Methodist Church in Wichita. The weekend will be packed with fun activities, outings like a kickboxing class or sporting event, and of course, diabetes education. Teens will be supervised by counselors and both medical and dietary staff.
For more information and to add your teen to the list, please contact Doni Kealey at email@example.com or 316-684-6091 ext. 6906.
Family Link Wichita
Purpose of Family Link is to provide opportunities for supportive collaborative relationships with other families, health care providers, schools and of course the Association.
Upcoming Family Link Activities
- Saturday, May 11, 2013 - Kids Zone at Tour de Cure Event - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Sedgwick County Park
- Summer 2013 location TBD
- Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - Pool Party and Holiday Planning Program, Downtown YMCA, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact Doni Kealey at 316-684-6091 ext. 6906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stop Diabetes at Work℠
Did you know that diabetes accounts for 15 million absent work days, 120 million work days with reduced performance, six million reduced productivity days for those not in the workplace and an additional 107 million work days lost due to unemployment disability attributed to diabetes?
We are pleased to announce the launch of Stop Diabetes at Work, the American Diabetes Association's updated healthy worksite program.
The Stop Diabetes at Work program includes resources for employers, employees and Association staff. If local office resources are limited, the SD@W program can consist of the web portal only. If staff have the ability to further the relationship, there are materials to provide lunch and learns, health fairs and more. Please contact the local Association office at 316-684-6091 for more details.
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