Remember back in February, when I was all, "Hey, wouldn't it be cool if we could get a table at Friends For Life for the You Can Do This Project"?
And then remember how, about five hours later, you guys totally blew me away with your speedy and generous donations, and we met (and then proceeded to exceed) the fundraising goal I had set?
And then (and then and then and then) I told you guys that we had a table reserved?
Well, I have good news. I must have a fairy godmother, because that table has now turned into a LEGIT BOOTH SPACE.
|My heart, it soars.|
As far as I can deduce, we're the only grassroots organization represented in "the hall", as I'm now referring to it. Everyone else is a registered non-profit, or a for-profit pharamceutical company, and probably has some sort of income that allows them big, cool signs and flashy give-aways.
You might be able to guess that we won't quite have that.
What we will have are passionate volunteers (some of the You Can Do This Project Advisory Team will be present, along with a few other friends in the community) willing to talk to people about what this intiative is all about, what resources they'll find through it, and how to participate, if they choose. We'll probably have some postcard-sized flyers to hand out, and maybe a couple other things. (For those wondering, the booth didn't cost extra. FFL very, very kindly offered me an "upgrade", as they had some rearranging of the hall space to do. I was happy to help.)
The money raised in February has secured the hall space for both FFL and TCOYD Des Moines, along with some of the printing costs for flyers and a sign. Somehow, I'll need to find the extra cash for things like giveaway rubber bracelets (how cool would it be for kids and adults alike with T1 to have that encouraging reminder to take home on their wrist?) and the other odds and ends that need to come together. Like, for example, a table. (Booths don't automatically come with them. Ironic, no? I was literally only paying for a table before.)
Anywho... that's the scoop at this point. I like to keep you all informed. This whole thing is aimed at getting more people and families connected to people who "get it" when it comes to life with diabetes, and it's about ALL of us supporting each other. I can't do this without you all. Thank you.