The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi

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Chicot Challenge V - June 4, 2016

Zane Hodge of Greenville, MS will attempt to swim 21 miles in Lake Chicot at Lake Village, Arkansas to raise funds and awareness of the dangers of developing diabetes. The Mississippi Delta is in the epicenter of the worldwide diabetes epidemic. We are all at risk but we can take steps to prevent this disease.

For more information on why Zane is attempting this amazing solo swim, Click HERE  To follow the adventures of Zane and his cat Luvie check out

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. DFOM 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. DFOM accomplishes these goals through education, support, advocacy, medical assistance and research. Every dollar raised by DFOM stays in Mississippi. Representatives of DFOM will be present at the show to discuss their organization, their work and 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.

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. 

Spring Camp Kandu - Thank You to Our Kandu Families!  

On behalf of all of us at the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi and our Kandu families, many thanks for your support of Camp Kandu on May 7th!

Almost half of the families at Spring Camp had children diagnosed at one year or less. The parents were thrilled to get a chance to talk with families who have lived the "new normal" for several years and to know that their children would be OK with this change in their lives. All of the parents and grandparents enjoyed the educational programs and seeing their children make lifelong friends. They also gained peace of mind to know that their children were in the capable hands of wonderful volunteers and medical staff from around the state including University of Mississippi Medical Center and Merit Health.

Because of the Kandu families, 41 families are now empowered and educated on caring for their child with diabetes. We have 41 children and teens with diabetes who can be kids again and have made friends who know what it is like to live with diabetes.

Thank you for giving us your time at Spring Camp. We hope you will join us for the next camp in November and help our families learn that life with diabetes is truly a life without limits! 

  Spring 2016 Camp Photos HERE!

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.

Eagle Scamble - 2016 Winners

First place winners from Mississippi Asphalt Pavement Association (left to right): Dwayne Boyd, Tom King (Commissioner and Chairman), Tone Garrett, Bobby Moseley, Michael Arnemann

Second place winners from All South Consulting Engineers (left to right): Stan Rorison, Jens Nielson, Tom King, Tim Bonuro

Winners of the 2016 Eagle Scramble included participants from the Mississippi Asphalt Association and All South Consulting Engineers. The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi thanks all participants who came out to support the Foundation. Every dollar raised stays in Mississippi to go toward helping and supporting every child, every adult and every family touched by diabetes. 




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