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Friday, October 28, 2011

Endurance Challenge

The event we have developed this year is more closely tied to our mission. It is called the Tyler Type One Endurance Challenge. It will be held Saturday, October 29th in Bergfeld Park from 10 AM - 3 PM. We believe this event will be a family event for the whole community full of fun "endurance challenges". Completing these challenges will allow the participants to enter a drawing for prizes given away each hour. This will be an excellent theme for us as the life of a Type 1 child is all about endurance and perseverance since there is no cure for their disease. Creating opportunities to encourage and reward endurance is imperative.
We will have several very large inflatable obstacle courses, a 24ft. rock climbing wall, bungee runs, pedestal jousting, bouncy boxing, and bounce houses for the little ones. In addition to the challenges and prizes, there will be concession stands with delicious food, and concerts in the Bergfeld Park amphitheater with Daves Highway back again this year and local Dustin Becker. We also have Drew Holder coming to speak just before Daves Highway hits the stage around noon. Drew is a former Houston Astros pro baseball player that also has Type 1 Diabetes. He is an inspiration!
And finally, there is one more special feature to this event that will appeal to the Type 1 and Type 2 community. We have arranged for a traveling exhibit on the Discovery of Insulin from the New York Historical Society. Trinity Mother Frances is sponsoring this exhibit. We will have a tent set up with this exhibit showing the the discovery of insulin and how it has progressed over the past 90 years to provide the life support our children need daily. This will add a very special educational aspect to this event.
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