Thanks For Thanks (Don Ward)

By: Don Ward
By: Don Ward

A nice surprise from the American Diabetes Association.


I went to the annual awards dinner for the Southern Colorado American Diabetes Association.  I try to make it to as many of the ADA events as I can.  I knew they would be honoring volunteers and walkers and bikers tonight, who all raised money to find a cure for diabetes.

I didn't know that I would be one of them.  The ADA gave me their "Stop Diabetes" award.

They say it's for someone with a commitment to the ADA's mission to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affacted by diabetes.  I have that...everyone involved with ADA has that!

That's my point. My support of ADA is highly visible because of my job.  There are hundreds in Southern Colorado who do far more than me for this very important cause.  Now that I've been recognized, I want to recognize all of them, all of you, who do all you do for ADA.

Everyone invovled has a reason. This blog entry from a few months ago explains mine.

I ask all of you to find your reason and support ADA. If you don't know someone with diabates now, you will soon. 

11 Sports Director Jesse Kurtz found his reason.  He was asked to ride 86 miles on a bike for the ADA's "Tour De Cure" in May.  He's doing it.  He's also learned a lot about the disease and now he's decided to become an important part of the fight.  Jesse was the Emcee at tonight's dinner and I thank him for that.

 I also thank him in advance for what he'll do on that bike on that day in May.  He's already started training we can all follow his progress here.

We can't all ride 86 miles..and that's ok. I ask everyone though, to please find your reason..then go to  to see what you can do to help.

We'll talk again soon.

Don Ward

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