Diabetes Heroes Day

Event Details

Diabetes Heroes Day

Time: November 17, 2013 from 2pm to 5:30pm
Location: Hamilton Recreation Center
Street: Post & Pierce St.
City/Town: San Francisco, CA
Phone: 415-502-0857
Event Type: celebration, fun, trialnet
Organized By: Ashley Berhel, UCSF
Latest Activity: Nov 16, 2013

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Event Description

This is your chance to:

  • Enroll in TrialNet Clinical Research Trials on site...because diabetes research needs diabetes families to move closer toward a cure.

  • Meet Byron Essert, World-class Pro Downhill Skateboarder (ranked 12th worldwide) and Type 1 teen hero for his competitive spirit and wayyy cool attitude about diabetes. Byron will swoosh! on his 'board for the crowd and, in an interview with Manny Hernandez of Diabetes Hands Foundation, Byron will share his experience managing diabetes as a competitive athlete while traveling the globe. Undoubtedly, he'll inspire us all.http://www.byronessert.com/
  • Join in the Celebration and award presentation to the American Diabetes Association for its heroic victory in the California Supreme Court and all of the organization's work to protect our kids at school, as well as recognition to the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) for its partnership role in this landmark legal achievement.
  • Hear Dr. Steve GitelmanDirector of UCSF's Pediatric Diabetes Program & UCSF TrialNet Clinical Center  -  and our medical science hero - will give us a report from the type 1 diabetes research frontlines and talk about the importance of TrialNet research to advancing scientific understanding and discovery toward a cure.
  • Enjoy DASH Camp Diabetes & Sports Health Camp) games and activities for kids of all ages.
  • and more!!

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Comment by Lorraine Stiehl on November 12, 2013 at 2:31pm

We invite everyone to come out on Sunday for this great community celebration! Thanks to the Diabetes Hands Foundation and Tu Diabetes, plus numerous other organizations, for spreading the word!

FREE TrialNet screening for families with type 1 diabetes, including parents, siblings, aunts/uncles and cousins!

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Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


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