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Programs and Events

Dancing for Diabetes has been spreading awareness about Type 1 Diabetes through the art of dance since 2000. We have a variety of impactful programs and community events designed to empower those with Type 1 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.  

 

January
On Boardwalk Bowl on January 27th - Dancing for Diabetes raised The 4th Annual Bowl for a Cause event drew over 200 bowlers who helped spread awareness about Type 1 Diabetes and to raise over $15,000 to support Dancing for Diabetes.
February
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.
March
The City of Sanford officially proclaimed March 5, 2019 as Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Day in Sanford, Florida.  The Sanford area is where it all began for Dancing for Diabetes - nearly 20 years ago. 
March
On March 9th the Dancing for Diabetes team joined JDRF for the largest T1D event in the world, ONE WALK. 
May
The Touched by Type 1 Conference was 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.
June
During the month of June, Dancing for Diabetes kicked off the DFD POWER HOUR, at the Citrus Club Orlando. A group of 12 community leaders will gather quarterly to discuss how we can collectively support the Central Florida community through our combined efforts.
June
On June 23rd, DFD welcomed a group of fifty guests for an afternoon of healthy fun at Dancing for Diabetes' Family Fun Day at DEFY Orlando.
July
Dancing for Diabetes proudly supports Children with Diabetes’ Friends for Life Conference held July 16 – 21 at Coronado Springs Resort. On July 18th, Elizabeth Forrest was a featured speaker.
August
On August 17th, The Dancing for Diabetes family participated in Game Night with the Orlando Pride as the team took on the Utah Royals at Exploria Stadium.
August
Dancing for Diabetes is excited to announce our NEW HOME in Altamonte Springs.
October
Elizabeth Forrest honored at the Women's Resource Center' 35th Annual Summit Award Gala held on October 2nd at Maison & Jardin Event Center
October
Diabetes Training Day for Volusia County Schools
November
The 19th Annual Dancing for Diabetes Show at the Bob Carr Theater - an annual showcase of Central Florida dancers that has raised nearly half a million dollars for Type 1 Diabetes research.
November
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14, 2019 is World Diabetes Day.
November
Dancing for Diabetes will be hosting a private meet and greet during the Crystal Bowersox event at TIn Roof on November 22nd - VIP event from 7:30 to 9:30 (show begins at 8pm).