We Love Our Volunteers

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving each other,” – Erma Bombeck.

Let’s face it: Camp wouldn’t be fun without great volunteers. They make learning easy. They challenge, while inspiring. They soothe with a Band-Aid and a smile. They teach while being goofy. They make sure blood sugars are in check and carbs are curbed.

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And so with the camp season coming to the end, staff at the American Diabetes Association’s camps Aurora and New Horizons, would like to thank all of its volunteers for serving the 350 campers and their families this summer.

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Many of the volunteers took time from their clinics, faculty functions and used vacation days to help kids with diabetes learn to manage the disease.  Thank you donating your time to a great cause. ADA camps improve diabetes management skills, lower diabetes-related stress,  and make kids with diabetes feel normal again. Thank you for being a part of the program that has impacted so many lives.

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“Volunteers are a vital part of the American Diabetes Association’s camping program,” said Sherry Hill, Regional Director – Camps for the ADA. “We could not provide the quality program without them.”

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A special thanks to camp directors, Lynn Bruns (Camp New Horizons North), Val Sanders (Camp New Horizons South), Kelli Goree and Brenda Sonnier (Camp Aurora.) Also thanks to medical partners Children’s Health, Cook Children’s Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinics, and Texas Tech School of Pharmacy – Dallas Campus. And thank you to the  Lions Club District 2-X1 and a host of other healthcare and community volunteers.

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Elizabeth Andrew said it best, “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” 

So thank you for your heart!

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