#dblogcheck is the idea that, for one day, you comment on every single diabetes blog you read. It’s a great idea from Chris over at A Consequence of Hypoglycemia.
I read a lot of blogs, but I don’t usually comment. That happens here; many people read this blog, but not too many write or react. Today, the hope is that we can connect and communicate more as an online community. So I thought, why not use that generous spirit in a selfish way (but for a good cause)?!
We’ve had a family JDRF Walk team for several years. This time around Benny asked if we could invite his whole school to walk with him. Of course we said yes. I convinced my local chapter to combine a JDRF Kids’ Walk with a JDRF OneWalk. So we get the diabetes assembly, with the rah rah and the cheerleading and the education, but instead of culminating in a walk around the track at the school, our big finish is the actual JDRF walk.
We do have a “we met our goals” party at school on April 24th. The teachers, the principal and even our town’s mayor have agreed to do some silly challenges to celebrate. Blue hair, blue tutu, ride a tricycle around the school. We need to come up with some fun, silly, not-completely-humiliating ideas.
Have you done this before? Any ideas for a fun challenge? Our staff is wonderful and is up for just about anything. If you have an idea, please leave it in the comments as part of #dblogcheck. Or just say hi. Either way, thanks for stopping by and checking in.
(Our walk team has always been Benny’s Brigade, but since there are other children in the school with T1D, we needed to change that. We got a little local coverage already (click here) and have some more fun stuff in the works)
Stacey, what a great outcome to have these two combined. I really hope it’s a wonderful walk. You could get every child/family/staff member involved, and sell the sun smart message too, by asking people to create the craziest blue hat, most outrageous blue umbrella (also used as sun protection) that they can use during the walk. Challenge could also be how many hats can a person wear at once, after the event is over of course! Have a great time.
I don’t have any ideas for you, but I’m saying a #dblogcheck hi!! And I’ll try to think of something and come back and leave another comment if I do.
What a fun idea! I bet that’s something that will stay with Benny for a lifetime — “this one time, I got my whole school to be part of this walk…” I am a fan of the blue hair or even blue-facepaint at school for those participating (kinda like an office jeans day for those who participate). Are they old enough to care enough about being able to throw a pie at a teacher or administrator’s face (or does that instill bad manners?). Hmmm. Anyhow, looking forward to hearing how it all goes. And DEFINITELY seeing some pics. 🙂 #dblogcheck
I’m not great with coming up with challenge ideas, but the sillier, the better! Can’t wait to hear how it goes!
Checking in! And I would love to see everyone dressed with a blue circle halo, because it would look angelic, in a d-badass sort of way. 🙂
This is fantastic! Love hearing about other Walk teams! xo
No ideas, but just checking in to say hi!
How about blue hula hoops contest (possibly while wearing blue tutus)?
Could you take a picture from above (roof of school) with everyone in a circle holding blue balloons?
I think it’s awesome that you included all the kids’ names into a new team title and logo!!
Checking in, saying “hi” and how about Blue Pajama Day with blue hula hoops and halos and immediately followed by blue cupcakes?
Water balloon tosses are always great. Fill ’em with blue gatorade, perhaps?
Stacey, I’m sorry I couldn’t get here to read this yesterday. Thank you for your important and fantastic contributions to the DOC. I love reading your blog, and I hope I can come by more often in the future, because every time I check in, I see more great things. Thanks!
And… inside-out day.