Cycling 100 miles to Celebrate 35 Years of Living with Diabetes

I have decided to ride my bike 100 miles at the Tour de Cure Twin Cities on Saturday, June 4th, 2016. I realized that having a goal helps me focus my energy and plan my strategies for success. In 2016, I will celebrate living well with type 1 diabetes for 35 years. That calls for … Read more

It’s World Diabetes Day!

In 1891 on November 14th, Frederick Banting was born. Banting and his colleague Charles Best discovered insulin in 1921. I’ve had type 1 diabetes for 34.5 years, and without the discovery of insulin, I would have long been dead. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the beta cells, which … Read more

11 Years of Thriving Despite Cancer!

Eleven years ago today, my life changed completely. This was the day, October 20th, 2004, that I found out I had breast cancer. It was a sucker punch to the gut. I doubled over in terror. Complete fear permeated my body. I remember wondering if I would ever breathe deeply again. Now here I am, … Read more

It’s #pinktattoodayMSP! Meet Warrior #6, Becky!!

P.ink Day Minneapolis is happening in just two more days! We will all gather at Twilight Tattoo this Saturday, 10/10, at 10:30 AM and the healing tattooing will begin! It’s a labor of love to make P.ink Day Minneapolis a reality. This year, it was a team of us who made it all happen. Alli, … Read more

P.ink Day Minneapolis Warrior Number 5: Meet Jennifer!

P.ink Day Minneapolis continues to fast approach. October 10th is just around the corner. The Planning Committee has rallied wonderful gifts for our six survivor warriors and we’ve found generous donors for breakfast and lunch. On October 10th, you can track our day on social media using our hashtag: #pinktattoodaymsp. Please follow along!! We will … Read more