Friday, October 10, 2008

Young Voices Life With Diabetes - Your Chance to Be Heard, Regardless of Your Age

This video above tells you all about

SO YOU WANT TO BE A VIDEO STAR? – WHO DOESN'T? Well, Here's your chance! And Novo Nordisk; the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Discovery Health, and Discovery Education will help you to make it happen!

Those companies I just listed have banded together to launch Young Voices: Life with Diabetes. So What’s Young Voices all about?

IT'S ABOUT US! Seriously - it is. It’s a national Web-based video campaign encouraging teens and young adults to share their insights on challenges they face living with diabetes. Building on the momentum of the upcoming presidential election, participants OF ALL AGES, even those of us well past our teens, are asked to record a 1 minute video message with:

1) Our OWN diabetes story
2) Send a personal message to the incoming President emphasizing our own personal attitudes, wishes and needs on how our government can improve diabetes care on a national level.

For each submission, Novo Nordisk will donate funds to JDRF (up to $25,000).

Deadline: All videos will be accepted through midnight (ET) October 24, 2008. The top ten videos will be selected and posted on the site on or about the first week in November for all the public to view.

The top vids will be featured during the World Diabetes Day Young Voices: Life with Diabetes Forum, which will be held in New York City at the ESPN Zone in Times Square on November 14, 2008. The Youth Forum will be moderated by ESPN anchor Brian Kenny, and the Forum's main focus is simple. Bring together teens and adults living with type 1 diabetes to share experiences dealing with all of life’s (college, dating, relationships, work, etc) milestones while managing the disease. Oh, there are so many things to tell the "young-ins" or newly diagnosed!

Video entries can be submitted at and submission is free!


Diane J Standiford said...

Totally cool. Do it!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to see promotion of this event on your blog--and to see promotion of diabetes awareness--and the possibilities of living a healthy life in the face of diabetes--- among the younger set. I will pass this along in the clinical setting. Patients young and old will benefit a great deal from the shared insights.
By the way, Ms. Kunik, your blogspot has been a wonderful resource for my patients who appreciate your honest portrayal of what it's like to deal with this disease on a daily basis.

k2 said...

Diane -
I am seriously considering it.
Of course..I talk - A LOT.
1 minute might be tough, but I can do anything I put my mind to, except Algebra!

Anon -
WOW-I feel special - in a good way! Welcome!
Feel free to call me Kelly - we are very informal in these parts of dBlogville.
Tank-you for the kind words & for offering to pass along the"Young Voices" info to your patients. The more vids submitted,the more we spread the word on what we want and need. AND the more $$ we's a win win situation!