So any of my diabetic friends also Star Wars nerds? You’re probably wondering what in the world I’m talking about with this X-Wing thing. What is X-Wing? A charity tournament? Well, X-Wing Miniatures is a game that I play, based on Star Wars, and we fly little miniature Star Wars ships around on a table, trying to shoot down our opponent and destroy all their ships. Anyway, it’s great fun, and I started playing back in November. Since then I have kinda organized a little community of players here in the Quad Cities where I live. The community has grown quickly. We have a league now, and this tournament will be our first community tournament. Since I’m the tournament organizer I suggested our first one be a charity tournament so I could raise funds for my favorite non-profit, the Diabetes Hands Foundation (#dhf), a global organization that’s based in San Francisco, CA. The store owner that’s supporting us was as eager to do this as I was, so I ran with the idea. I’ve been type 1 diabetic all my life. I was diagnosed in 1970. (That’s 45 years now.) I discovered the Diabetes Hands Foundation about 4 years ago, and became a formal diabetes advocate about 3 years ago. Continue reading to find out why I think the Diabetes Hands Foundation (#dhf) is “The Force” that binds the diabetes universe together.
The Diabetes Hands Foundation believes that no one touched by diabetes should ever feel alone, because together we become stronger and have the power to generate positive change in ourselves and our community. They (DHF) provide platforms where people with diabetes and their loved ones can connect and have an open dialog about their experiences with this chronic condition. Instead of looking at the disease, Diabetes Hands Foundation seeks to understand, connect and energize the millions of people living with this condition.
DHF provides numerous programs in support of those touched by diabetes. They provide padawan training for DiaJedi (Diabetes Advocates) so that we can be more effective diabetes advocates. They provide the largest online diabetes forum (TuDiabetes and EstuDiabetes) where you can connect with those touched by diabetes from all over the world. They also organize the Big Blue Test every year, which is a program of perfect synergy for those touched by diabetes. DHF is the mystical energy field that holds the diabetes universe together. For more information about Diabetes Hands Foundation, please click the following link: http://diabeteshandsfoundation.org/our-programs/
Won’t you please make a donation to the Diabetes Hands Foundation, so that they can continue to help those touched by diabetes? Everyone knows someone touched by diabetes in this day and age. If you think DHF may benefit someone you care for, please forward this page to them, so that they can learn more, and follow the links above.
The tournament will be held at Games Plus One at 4621 Cheyenne Ave in Davenport, IA [MAP] on 25 Jan 2015. It will begin at 11:00AM and should end around 6:00PM. If you’re curious about the game, feel free to stop by and check it out!