Lauren Evans here, your Camp Needlepoint Step Out team captain! Who else is getting excited for the Walk?! Only TWO days away!
What does the Step Out Walk mean to me?
It means reuniting with my camp friends. This past summer was my sixth year at Camp Needlepoint. I have made some of my closest friends at camp; one of them will even be in my wedding next summer. Some live close and I see them often. Others live further away and with busy lives, we don’t get to see each other as often as we could like. We all get to come together at the walk for a great day.
It means seeing the campers come together again. Laughing, joking, and reminiscing about camp memories. I love seeing campers forming bonds like I have and making lifelong connections with others. They can all have their own best friends at home, but there is something special about camp friends. They understand something that many others don’t.
It means looking around at all of the people supporting one great cause. Seeing all of the different teams, the vendors, the media… they’re all there for one reason: to stop diabetes. The energy at the walk every year is contagious.
It means raising money for something very near and dear to my heart. I’ve had Type 1 diabetes for almost thirteen years and my mom has had Type 1 diabetes for almost ten. The money raised goes towards amazing programs like Camp Needlepoint and also research to find a cure. I hope one day to be able to say, “I used to have diabetes.”
It means hopefully seeing YOU at the walk this Saturday!
Have you joined the Camp Needlepoint team yet? Register at http://main.diabetes.org/goto/CNP. Also, join us for our after party at the CNP tent with Subway lunch and to celebrate another great Step Out year! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.