Type One Cares – Renegade Run Obstacle Course Race
EVENT DATE: Oct 20, 2019
Type One, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, recognizes a world free of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and is dedicated to that future by raising public awareness and funds toward a cure through research. “Type One Cares” is a campaign dedicated to building a community to assist those affected by T1D with support, education and endowment, so they can live a powerful life beyond the diagnosis. Renegade Run Obstacle Course Race is a highly successful fundraising event that caters to fitness enthusiasts of all levels and focuses on camaraderie, goodwill and celebration of life. We support the life changing research of the Faustman Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital who is leading the way toward a cure for T1D.
Send A Kid To T1D Camp
Type One Cares – a campaign dedicated to building a community to assist those affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) with support, education and endowment, so they can live a powerful life beyond the diagnosis. Type One has partnered with the Barton Center for Diabetes Education, one of the largest, independent camping and educational programs in the country dedicated to children who live with diabetes and the people who care for them. Type One will be providing scholarships for local children living with T1D to attend a week of residential camp this summer.
Sports, games, arts and crafts, and the powerful experience of connecting with other kids just like themselves – type 1diabetes camp can be a life-changing experience for kids with type 1 diabetes. While type 1 is what brings these campers together, diabetes camp is like any other camp — a place where kids play, have fun, try new things, and make memories and friends that can last a lifetime. The focus of the program is fun and support – the goal is to educate children and their families on how to manage the daily rigors of diabetes, so they can live fuller and healthier lives.
Providing Financial Help for Diabetes Management and Treatment
Diabetes management and treatment is expensive. New Onset patients spend about $1,400 on education and appointment fees. Pump Therapy can create better control, but can cost up to $1,200 each month. Insulin for children can cost about $300 a month. Testing six to eight times a day is normal and all those test strips add up to about $300 a month. The cost can be debilitating for many families, and going without insulin is not an option, but Type One is here to help.
For qualifying recipients, Type One will provide assistance for families in need of purchasing diabetes supplies such as insulin, syringes, and test strips. Assist in paying for emergency care and assist with travel and accommodation expenses for appointments when applicable. Proper supplies, education, and care allow a patient to properly manage diabetes, and by bettering care early on, risk for long term complications is much lower