Programs and Events
Dancing for Diabetes has been spreading awareness about Type 1 Diabetes through the art of dance since 2000. We have a busy 2019 lined up – with a variety of impactful programs and community events designed to empower those with diabetes to live healthy lives, to educate the community about the realities of living with Type 1 Diabetes and to raise funds to assist in finding a cure. Until a cure is found, we continue our work with the generous support of our sponsors and community partners.
In January, Dancing for Diabetes raised over $15,000 at the 4th Annual Bowl for a Cause – an annual Orlando area fundraising event held each year in January. Created by Dancing the 4th Annual Bowl for a Cause was held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Boardwalk Bowl. The fundraising event drew over 200 bowlers who were bowling for a cause and helped to raise over $15,000 to support Dancing for Diabetes.
In February, Dancing for Diabetes was proud to support Seminole County Public Schools as part of the second annual Walt Walk 5K and Wellness Fair held at Lake Mary High School on February 23, 2019. The free event was open to all 8,500 SCPS staff members and their families. Learn more about how Dancing for Diabetes is partnering with SCPS through our Type 1@School Program.
In March, The City of Sanford officially proclaimed March 5, 2019 as Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Day in Sanford, Florida. Sanford area is where it all began for Dancing for Diabetes – nearly 20 years ago. Then, on March 9th the Dancing for Diabetes team joined JDRF for the largest T1D event in the world, ONE WALK.
The Touched by Type 1 Conference will be held on May 18th. This annual conference is designed for all ages: Kids, Teens and Adults! The goal is to educate, encourage and empower everyone touched by Type 1 Diabetes. If you have Type 1 Diabetes or a connection to type 1 diabetes – this conference is for you!
Dancing for Diabetes proudly supports Florida Diabetes Camp – providing a fun, safe, educational and Diabetes friendly environment for children with Type 1 Diabetes and their families.
Dancing for Diabetes proudly supports Children with Diabetes’ Friends for Life Conference held July 16 – 21 at Coronado Springs Resort.
Stay tuned for details about Dancing for Diabetes’ annual Back to School Picnic.
Stay tuned for details about Dancing for Diabetes’2019 Fall Dance Program Classes
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14, 2019 is World Diabetes Day. Join Dancing for Diabetes on November 9, 2019 for the 19th Annual Dancing for Diabetes Show at the Bob Carr Theater.