Dancing for Diabetes In the News

Elizabeth Forrest | Founder of Dancing for Diabetes

Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 10, Forrest wasn’t going to take the diagnosis lying down. A year later, she launched Dancing for Diabetes, whose mission is to “spread awareness through the art of dance to better educate the community, raise funds to find a cure, and inspire those with diabetes to live healthy and active lives,” she says.

“Dancing for Diabetes began as a neighborhood fundraiser in her parents’ driveway, but it has grown to feature hundreds of local dancers volunteering their talents to help raise funds for a cure. This past December, the show debuted at the Bob Carr Theater,” a nomination reads.

Forrest was nominated for the “courage she demonstrates daily as she battles her own body to stay alive, her dedication to spreading awareness about an extremely misunderstood disease, and the passion she radiates for an organization she designed to help people affected by Type 1 diabetes live their best life.” Forrest maintains a full-time job managing a law office while leading the nonprofit.

The organization offers outreach events throughout the year as well as free dance classes to patients with Type 1 diabetes.

“I'm Scott Benner and I started this blog on August 16, 2007 at 3 AM. I'm not sure what drove me to begin writing about my life as the father of a child with type I diabetes, but I'm positive about why I continue – I love being a part of the diabetes online community! There is no greater support for people living with diabetes than that of friendship and community." Check out the Juicebox Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Alexa, google play, iheart radio and http://www.ardensday.com/juicebox-podcast/

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