Camp Kudzu E-News: February 2017 Edition
Meet Our Volunteers: Nate Rubin

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Camp Kudzu. Time and time again, these selfless individuals go above and beyond to make sure that children living with type 1 diabetes get the support they need at Camp Kudzu to live happy, healthy lives. Take for example, Nate Rubin. Nate has been volunteering as a counselor for four years and describes Camp Kudzu as, "not just a summer camp, but a loving family and community." This year, Nate took part in a company-wide contest at his firm, RSM US LLC, called 90-90-9 - Pursue Your Passion, which gives employees a chance to pursue their individual passion by awarding winners $10,000 each.  Of the nearly 300 submissions, Nate was one of nine winners, designating Camp Kudzu as the beneficiary of the award. Because of Nate, this gift will provide scholarships to children needing it most and help cover the cost of diabetes supplies. Thank you, Nate, for continually working to better the lives of our campers. 

For more information about how you and/or your employer can help support Camp Kudzu, please contact Sandy Yates, Director of Development, at 404-250-1811 x. 23 or

Spring Family Camp, April 21-23

Register NOW to join us at Spring Family Camp on April 21-23 at Camp Twin Lakes. Family Camp is a great way for the whole family to learn more about diabetes management and receive support from other T1D families and experienced medical professionals.

There will be a food demonstration led by a registered dietitian who will prepare and discuss healthy and exciting options that the whole family will enjoy. Our Endocrinologist will be on-site to give an update on technology advances in the field of type 1 diabetes. To top it all off, "Puppet Dude" will be there working with small groups to put on a show Saturday night! 

This year we are excited to announce a new group session for siblings of children with T1D. Led by a mental health professional, topics will range from the feelings that are associated with a sibling's diagnosis to the changes in family dynamics. Siblings will have an opportunity to ask questions and express their own feelings and/or concerns. 

Need-based scholarships are available. For more information, please contact Ashley Conant at  or Mandy Conroy at

13th Annual Kudzu Cup Fore! Kids

It's time to get out your plaid pants and dust off your irons... the Kudzu Cup Fore! Kids is right around the corner. Join us on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Country Club of the South for great day golf, philanthropy and even a little friendly competition. The day will be packed full of excitement with premium takeaways, prizes and a Hole-In-One competition. You will not want to miss this one!

Last year, more than 100 golfers gathered for a beautiful day (out of the office) on the course at the sell-out tournament. The success of just that one day provided full scholarships to more than 40 campers who would have otherwise not been able to attend camp. One day of golf for you could easily be the start of a life changing event for a child living with type 1 diabetes.

Here you will find all the information you need to determine how you would like to participate. For more information please contact Mandy Fingerhut at 404-250-1811 ext. 25 or

New Year's Resolutions and Sticking to a Healthy Eating Plan

Chances are if you made a New Year's Resolution in 2017, you're having a tough time keeping your resolution alive right about now. It is important to know what makes a lasting behavior change possible... a plan! Clinical Program Manager, Anna Albritton, has some tips for not only developing, but also sticking to, a healthy eating plan. Read her article and determine how you can make some of these changes work for you and/or your family. It is never too late to make a change!

Happenings and Opportunities

Join Camp Kudzu for Type 1 Diabetes Day at the Georgia State Capitol on March 16, 2017. This day of awareness brings together all those involved in education and advocacy to help develop better policies for people living with type 1 diabetes. There will be an opportunity to speak with state legislators, lobbyist and advocates in healthcare. For more information, please email

TypeOneNation Summit

Camp Kudzu is proud to once again take part in TypeOneNation Summit, hosted by JDRF Georgia, on March 18th at the Infinite Energy Forum in Duluth.  Join other individuals, families and caregivers affected by type 1 diabetes at all life stages for a day of education and connection. Register now to take advantage of this great networking and informative opportunity. If you're there, make sure you come by the Camp Kudzu booth to say hello! 

2017 Summer Camp Dates

Fundraise 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 Mandy Fingerhut at
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