The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi

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Corvette Classic - July 16, 2016

Join us Saturday July 16, from 9 to 4 for this high-powered event!

The net proceeds of this, the sixth annual all-Corvette, indoor car show will be donated to Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, Inc. Jackson Convention Complex and the Central Mississippi Chevy Dealers are major sponsors of the event. A list of all event sponsors will appear on the Club’s website,

While the Corvette is the theme of the show, the show is all about raising money for Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, Inc. DFM is Mississippi’s premier nonprofit health organization working to prevent diabetes and associated complications as well working to improve the lives of every child, adult, and every family touched by type 1 or type 2 diabetes. DFM accomplishes these goals through education, support, advocacy, medical assistance and research. Every dollar raised by the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi stays in Mississippi. Representatives of DFM will be present at the show to discuss their organization, their work and answer general questions about diabetes.
To raise money for the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, Mississippi Corvette Club, Inc. asks that everyone over the age of 13 donate $5.00 upon being admitted to the show. Show contestants – those wishing to display their Corvettes in the show and compete for trophies – will pay a registration fee of $40.00. Trophies will be awarded for the top three places in the stock and custom classes for all seven Corvette generations, as well as for best and reserve best in show. Trophies will also be awarded to the top three contestants in the valve cover races that will be held during the show.


Save the Date for Mississippi's Walk for Diabetes this Fall

Currently Scheduled Walks

Gulf Coast                 Saturday, September 17            Jones Park

Jackson                    Sunday, October 2                     Southern Farm Bureau Life

McComb                   Saturday, October 29                 Railroad Depot

Hattiesburg                Sunday, October 30                  Longleaf Trace, USM Gateway

Meet Poppy!


Poppy is an 8-week-old English Lab that was donated to the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi and will eventually go on to be trained as a Diabetes Alert Dog (DAD). She is currently being fostered by a family in North Mississippi that has a Diabetes Alert Dog.

Thank you to everyone who suggested names and shared this little pup's story and photo. We'll update her progress on our website and on our Facebook page!





DFM Superstar Zane Hodge swims 22.38 miles in 13:52 !!

Chicot Challenge V - June 11, 2016 Zane Hodge of Greenville, MS surpassed his original goal of swimming 21 miles in Lake Chicot at Lake Village, Arkansas in his quest to raise awareness of  diabetes and to raise donations for the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. He braved rain and wind, fueled only by melted Blue Bell ice cream!  For more pictures, click HERE 

On behalf of all of us at the DFM and our Kandu families, a big "THANK YOU!" to this Diabetes Champion! Please visit the Chicot Challenge V Facebook page to see photos during and after the event.

For more information on why Zane does this amazing solo swim, Click HERE  To follow the adventures of Zane and his cats Luvie and Baby Kitty,  check out

2016 Car for a Cure Winner

Car for a Cure Winner (left to right): Michael Carter, Ronda Carter (named car winner), Bella Nichols, Mary Fortune (DFM Executive Vice President), Nicki Nichols, and Bob Aubrey (General Manager at Patty Peck Honda)

Supporting the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi all the way from Texas, Ronda Carter was the Patty Peck Honda Car for a Cure winner at DFM's 2016 Ultimate Fashion Show. Carter is the grandmother of Kandu Kid Bella Nichols, who is avidly involved with the Foundation, doing everything from raising funds for Mississippi's Walks for Diabetes to visiting newly diagnosed children. 

Good News for Those 65 or Older Who Are on Medicare and Wear an Insulin Pump

Those 65 or older should take advantage of this opportunity to save money when it comes to your insulin. With Medicare Part B, 100% of your insulin could be covered with appropriate documentation and a prescription from your prescriber, as insulin is filed under DME (durable medical equipment). For more information, please call 601-957-7878.

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