Camp Kudzu E-News: September 2017 Edition
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Camp Kudzu Celebrates Leadership

The Camp Kudzu 10th Annual Benefit Luncheon will be held November 14, 2017 at a private country club in Buckhead.  Over the course of nine years, the luncheon has raised $976,000 to support Fund-a-Camper and provide program scholarships to make sure every child in Georgia living with type 1 diabetes has access to educational and empowering camp programs. For more information on registration or to donate online, please click here.

This year the Benefit Luncheon will pay tribute to Alexandra Allen. Alex has played a vital role in the success of Camp Kudzu as a founder, board member, parent, and most recently serving as Executive Director for 10 years. With Alex's retirement in 2017, we look forward to celebrating her many contributions and dedication to Camp Kudzu. 

The Benefit Luncheon will also recognize six of our Camp Kudzu Alumni. These individuals will be the inaugural class of Camp Kudzu Ambassadors. The Ambassador program aims to represent our alumni who have grown up attending camp programs and remain involved with Camp Kudzu, the type 1 community, as well as excel in their personal lives and professional goals. These six individuals were chosen from hundreds of our alumni because of their stellar representation of Camp Kudzu's effectiveness. They are all well-rounded young professionals who continue to impact the diabetes community and give back their time each summer to children living with Type 1 Diabetes through the programs offered by Camp Kudzu. Kaki Bennett, Jamie Cross, Anna Rambo, Katie Rhea, Kelsey Rogowski, and Andrew Sturniolo are all wonderful examples of what camp strives to instill in campers each and every year.  We are excited about this inaugural group of individuals, and look forward to continuing to recognize former campers who are lighting the way for the future generations of Camp Kudzu.

Spin for Kids - The Ride of Your Life for Our Kids!

It's time to get your pedals spinning, your heart pumping and your friends giving!  Join Team Camp Kudzu and help us raise funds to send deserving kids to camp! 
Last year's efforts helped raise $25,000 for our kids.  This year we want to do it again... The date is Sunday, October 15th AND TEAMS ARE FORMING NOW!
Registration  We promise you a  fun and fulfilling ride through the scenic back roads of beautiful Morgan County. Riders of all skill levels can choose from five scenic road routes: 5, 15, 27, 47, 62 or 100 miles.  Read on for more details! Please call or email Doris Pierce-Hardy to learn more! 404.250.1811, x 25,

Fall Family Camp:
Spots Still Available

Do you and your family need a break?  Do you want to join others who "understand" your journey through life with diabetes?  Is your son or daughter too young or not quite ready for overnight camp or just eager to return ASAP?  Are you new to diabetes and eager to learn real life solutions to challenges you face?  Family Camp is for YOU!  Plan to register and then join us October 27-29 at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge.  

You will have the chance to learn from healthcare professionals, meet families who have a few years experience already, and gain hope from seeing our staff, most of whom have diabetes, caring for your children and joining you for activities and meals.

Speaking of meals... the food is great AND we have carb counts for everything. For more information, please call our office:  404.250.1811.   

Medical Corner:   Cauliflower Crust Mini Pizza Recipe 
School is back in session, you're likely getting back into the swing of a regular routine. With that regular routine likely brings afternoon battles of what to eat after school, when your kitchen is bombarded with kids who are already starving for dinner. "I'm hungry" seems to be a constantly used phrase. Even worse--have teen boys? You're surely dealing with bottomless pits for stomachs and the struggle to keep anything stocked in the pantry for more than 24-hours.
The solution to your problem is just this--a camp recipe that was ever-popular last summer. Made in cooking class, this cauliflower-crust pizza is low carb and gluten free for children with celiac disease. A delicious blood sugar-friendly pizza minus the "pizza effect" on blood sugars. It doesn't get much better than this! 

V olunteer and get Camp Kudzu SWAG!

Taste of Tucker
October 7, 2017
Shifts available from 8 am - 8 pm 

JDRF One Walk
October 21, 2017
7am - 12 pm 

For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please email LaShonda at
Happenings and Opportunities

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How do I shop at AmazonSmile?   Simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

For more information, please email or call Doris Pierce-Hardy: or  404.250.1811.   


 The Campus Tour

A Diabetes Perspective is an event for high school students with type 1 diabetes who are interested in going to college and their families. We hope to ease students' and parents' minds about making the transition by letting them see what college is like with type 1. 
This is the 4th annual tour hosted by Dawgs for Diabetes at University of Georgia. Dawgs for Diabetes is a chapter of the College Diabetes Network, and the mission is to provide information to the community about diabetes and support for those living with and affected by diabetes.
Date: Sunday, October 15th
Time: 12-5 PM
Location: Tate Student Center on UGA's Campus

For more details,  click here.

A Taste of Tucker

Join the fun at  A Taste of Tucker on October 7, 2017!  Enjoy fresh air dining on Main Street from 1 pm until 7 pm.  Bring your friends and family!  Partial proceeds will provide support for children to attend Camp Programs in 2018.  Click here for more information about this great event.

THANKS to our friends in Tucker!


Corner Pub's Buttapalooza

J oin the fun at Corner Pub's Buttapalooza on October 28, 2017
Aspiring pit masters throughout the community will prepare their best pork butts and bring them to the pub to be judged by an illustrious group of BBQ connoisseurs. Door prizes, gift certificates, brewery swag and tours will be among some of the top items. All proceeds benefit Camp Kudzu. Tickets will be on sale soon! 


Fund Raise for Camp Kudzu

If your neighborhood, book club, classroom, group or organization seeks a good cause for an event you wish to host, think Camp Kudzu! Bake sales, car wash, dine for a cause, party with a purpose, garage sales, marathon training, theater nights... the possibilities for fundraising events are endless! For more information on how you can host a Third Party event for Camp Kudzu, email Doris Pierce-Hardy at, or call 404.250.1811, x25

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