In 1993, Lauren was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 9. There are many day to day challenges that a T1D faces but thanks to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Camp AZDA it made all the difference in Lauren’s life. Camp AZDA helps children gain independence, grow confidence, and discover new skills to successfully live with diabetes. Lauren has attended camp since her diagnosis, has made lifelong friendships with other diabetics, and continues to volunteer her time at Camp AZDA.
Lauren and her husband Brian wanted to find a way to give back to the organization that impacted her life so greatly. In 2012, they hosted a poker party at their home and raised a few hundred dollars to donate to the ADA. With the support of family, friends, the ADA, sponsors and guests, BOAC has developed into an annual charity casino night benefiting the ADA Camp AZDA!
You may also have someone you know and love who lives with T1D and are looking for a way to support the T1D community. Betting On A Cure will provide you with that opportunity. We hope you will donate, sponsor, and/or attend BOAC 2019.
On behalf of all Type 1 Diabetics, thank you from the bottom of our pancreas!
Camp AZDA was established in 1976 and has served thousands of campers. In 2018, we hosted 220 campers at Friendly Pines Camp, an American Camping Association certified camp. Located just outside Prescott, AZ, this woodland setting is a wonderful place to commune with nature where campers will enjoy horseback riding, fishing, water sports, high ropes course, climbing wall, crafts, and tons of other fun activities.
Camp AZDA is a lifeline for children with diabetes to develop the critical skills needed to thrive while managing their diabetes. Attending summer camp helps children develop social skills, self-respect and life-long friendships. Kids have the opportunity to meet others just like them while fostering independence, building self-confidence and gaining an awareness of a healthy lifestyle through education, nutrition, exercise, emotional well-being and glucose control.
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