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DIABETESSISTERS’ WEEKEND FOR WOMEN CONFERENCE
GIVES NEW MEANING TO TRANSFORMING WOMEN’S LIVES
May 3-5, 2013 in Raleigh, NC
RALEIGH, NC– DiabetesSisters is pleased to announce open registration for the 2013 Weekend for Women Conference and the Partner’s Perspective Program. The Conference, a revolutionary national weekend conference designed specifically for women with diabetes, will take place Friday, May 3 - Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Sheraton Raleigh in downtown Raleigh. The Partner’s Perspective Program, which will take place concurrent to the Conference, offers an innovative platform for the partners and significant others of women with diabetes to learn about and engage in their partner’s disease
“The goal of the Weekend for Women Conference is to educate, inspire, and transform women's view of their diabetes so that they can live full, happy lives with the disease. Since the first Conference in May 2010, the event has become the premier forum for women with diabetes,” said Anna Tang-Norton, Operations Manager at DiabetesSisters.
The weekend-long Conference is open to women with all types of diabetes age 18 and older. Participants will attend educational sessions on gender-specific topics related to diabetes treatment and management, engage with other women living successfully with diabetes, receive unbiased information on the emergence of new equipment and medications, and learn new tactics for improving their mental and physical health.
The Partner’s Perspective Program is open to partners, spouses, and significant others of women attending the Conference. The goal of the program is to better equip partners of women with diabetes to fully engage in their partner’s disease management. Chris Barnes, Partner’s Perspective Program Manager said, "As partners of women with diabetes, we really do want to better understand their disease and how to best support them so that they can live full lives with diabetes for many years to come. The success of last year’s program illustrated that this valuable program is filling a large void that has been overlooked for many years.”
The 2013 Weekend for Women Conference in Raleigh, NC will kick off with on Friday, May 3, 2013 with a fun social gathering from 6 to 10pm. The first full day of the Conference will commence with the community-wide 2013 orange:will Diabetes Awareness Walk to raise funds for and awareness of the unique challenges faced by women with diabetes. After the Walk, Conference attendees will benefit from a “Day of Health, Wellness, & Transformation” from 10am to 5pm. Breakout sessions will be packed with practical tips, tools, and takeaways for women with diabetes live healthy, feel good about themselves, and make major transformations in their lives. The highpoint of the day will be the celebratory lunch that continues DiabetesSisters tradition of honoring a special woman with the "DiabetesSisters Inspiration Award" and hearing from her in the keynote presentation. Each woman will also be recognized for the number of years she has lived with diabetes. The evening social activity will provide an opportunity for attendees to explore downtown Raleigh with a smaller, more intimate group of Sisters. Sunday, May 5th will also be packed full of engaging learning opportunities including a special presentation and novel on-site and off-site activities/sessions to conclude the weekend. The full agenda is available at www.diabetessisters.org/2013-weekend-women-raleigh.
Registration for the Weekend for Women Conference is currently offered at an Early Bird rate of $125 until February 15th. This rate includes attendance and refreshments at the meet ‘n’ mingle event on Friday evening; breakfast, lunch, and coffee & dessert social on Saturday; breakfast on Sunday; attendance at all education sessions, and many other giveaway items. The cost of the Partners Perspective Program is $50 and covers attendance at all Partner’s Perspective education sessions and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Scholarships are available to those who demonstrate a true financial need and an appreciation of the value of Sisterhood. To register for the Conference, the Partner’s Perspective Program, or the orange:will Diabetes Awareness Walk, please visit: www.diabetessisters.org/2013-weekend-women-raleigh. A limited number of hotel rooms are available at the discounted group rate of $109/night at Raleigh Sheraton. Make your hotel reservation online at www.diabetessisters.org/2013-weekend-women-raleigh.
The Premier Sponsor of the 2013 Weekend for Women Conference and orange:will Diabetes Awareness Walk is Sanofi. Other sponsors and partners include Roche Diagnostics, Novo Nordisk, ABC 11 and the North Carolina Diabetes Advisory Council.
DiabetesSisters is a national 501c3 non-profit health organization whose mission is to improve the health and quality of life of women with, and those at risk of developing diabetes and to advocate on their behalf. The organization’s key initiatives include the orange:will Diabetes Awareness Walk, sisterTALK Blogs, the Women’s Forum, Ask the Experts Column, local PODS Meetups and the Annual Weekend for Women Conference. For more information, please visit http://www.diabetessisters.org.
Anna Norton, 201-233-0002
Regina Kaiser, 908-884-4101
I won't be able to go, but I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has gone to one of these weekends and is part of this group.
also, if you ARE going, please let other TuDiabetes members know by responding to this event