This is Diabetes Awareness Month so there are a lot of events to tell you about.  First up was a first for me. Tending bar!

I was asked to be a Celebrity Bartender at VBGB in uptown Charlotte, along with NASCAR legend Humpy Wheeler and JDRF Board president Mark Copeland.  All our tips went to the charity.

That’s Shawntel with us – our very patient helper. She showed us how to mix up a Blue Motorcycle (since JDRF’s signature color is blue). It’s basically a blue Long Island Iced Tea. Not for the faint of heart!

She was also very patient as I forgot almost everyone’s order by the time I got back to the taps. They have more than 30 beers on draft, so it was kind of crazy.We had a great time and, for my New York friends, VBGB has Dinosaur BBQ sauces!

Next event? This weekend’s American Diabetes Association Charlotte Walk.  The ADA runs the sleepaway camp where Benny had a blast this summer. We’re hoping to see some of his camp friends and counselors at the walk at Symphony Park tomorrow.

Thanks to local CBS affiliate WBTV for featuring us in their coverage. I can’t embed the video so please click here to check out the story featuring Benny.  It takes you the WBTV page where you can read the story and look on the upper right for the video.