MAY 2018
Thank you to everyone who joined CDF in raising diabetes awareness & camperships!
On April 28th, more than 100 people joined the Chris Dudley Foundation in Keizer, OR for the 2nd Annual Diabuddies Dash.  Presenting sponsor, May Trucking, helped make the morning especially fun for everyone.  Participants competed in the 5k and 10k runs, or enjoyed a leisure 5k walk to show their support. All proceeds from the Diabuddies Dash went to build financial aid for youth to attend the Chris Dudley Basketball Camp.   It was a beautiful morning in Keizer, OR and participants enjoyed a scenic race route through the local neighborhoods, starting and ending at Keizer Rapids Park with a vendor fair.   CDF was joined by diabetes tech companies, local  companies, and diabetes non-profit organizations - all coming together to support youth with diabetes!   Participants were able to connect with each other, learn  more about the resources available to them, and enjoy treats and drinks provided by Know Foods and Dutch Bros.    
Meanwhile, across the country, Virtual Diabuddies Dash participants were walking or running a 5k in their hometown to show their support!  Virtual Diabuddies Dash participants joined the cause from Canada, New York, Wisconsin, Indiana, and even New Zealand! 

Its not too late to participate!
Missed the Diabuddies Dash but still want to support? Its not too late to participate in the Virtual Diabuddies Dash! Whether you are in Oregon, or anywhere else in the world - register for the Virtual Diabuddies Dash for $25, walk or run a 5k in your home town, and receive a 2018 Diabuddies Dash t-shirt to rock!  Register at

Thank you to all of the sponsors, donors, supporters, and participants of the Diabuddies Dash! Your involvement is changing the lives of youth with type 1 diabetes!  Stay tuned for information about the 3rd Annual Diabuddies Dash!

NWJDF: Supporting Youth with T1D to Attend Diabetes Camps
The Northwest Juvenile Diabetes Foundation was established by two siblings, one with type 1 diabetes and the other, a registered nurse. Matthew and Kathleen founded NWJDF and feel that they can do their part through funding the latest research, improving the quality of life of children, and preventing complications of the disease through education. They are committed to making a difference in the lives of others, one step at a time.  NWJDF is also focusing on building scholarships to send youth with T1D to diabetes camps! 
For more information or to apply for a scholarship to any T1D camp, visit  

Join NWJDF for a fun-filled evening at St. Josef's Winery Thursday, July 26 to support kids with type I diabetes. Live band, local wines, and a catered meal. 100% proceeds from ticket sales will directly fund scholarships to type I diabetes camps. Tickets are limited so buy yours now!
We want to see you rocking your CDBC swag!  Whether it is in your hometown or on an adventure, post a picture of you in a CDBC shirt, hat, or other swag and use the hashtag #CDBCGLOBAL.  Our CDBC family is from all over the world - lets see your camp spirit!

Thank you Pepperdine Pickups!
Pepperdine Pickups Performing in April

In April, past CDBC camper and staff member, Jordan S. worked with his college acapella group, "The Pepperdine Pickups", to perform a concert benefitting the Chris Dudley Foundation.  The group was joined by LMU's acapella group, "Noteorious" in the concert.  This amazing showcase raised over $700 to be put towards camperships to the Chris Dudley Basketball Camp! We at CDF are so amazed by our camp family's generosity and amazing talents in all corners of life!

Jordan S. & family after the benefit concert

  • NWJDF Music on the Vine Fundraiser:
    July 26
  • Chris Dudley Basketball Camp 2018:
    July 29-August 3.
Days Until CDBC 2018:

WATN showcases past Chris Dudley Basketball Camp campers, now
young adults with type 1 diabetes living active lives and following their dreams!  Want to participate in WATN?  We would love to hear from you at .

CDBC camper 6 years; staff 6 years

What did you learn at camp to improve your diabetes care?
Through conversations with the doctors and fellow 'betics at camp, I decided to switch from shots to a pump initially and then back to shots several years later. I also learned a lot about all the ways a proper diet can positively impact my blood sugar control.

Do you stay in contact with anyone you met while attending camp?
This is far and away my favorite part of camp. I have long believed that what we do in life is secondary to whom we do it with and I have been very fortunate to go on a lot of exciting adventures with people I met at camp. I was a groomsman at Justin Schauer's wedding along with fellow CDBC veteran Garrett Jensen (whom also was instrumental in helping me move to the Bay Area in pursuit of my career goals). I have attended a lecture at Willamette University with Hannah Krulevitch despite neither of us attending that school. I have surfed with Ryan Schwab (the first person I ever met at camp) in the Pacific Ocean. I support fellow D3 athlete Pat Racy on his quest to translate what he learned on the blacktops of Vernonia to the hardwood, bandbox, D3 gyms of the Midwest and Northeast. I have been to a Pittsburgh Panther's football game with Dr. Eric Martin and Lino Lupinetti. These are just a few of the bounteous experiences that I have enjoyed due to relationships with CDBC friends. I also stay in touch with many other CDBC 'betics via phone calls, texts and Snapchat. 

Tell us about yourself since your camp days!
Following my tenure as a camper, I attended Washington University in St. Louis where I ostensibly studied Mechanical Engineering and Applied Microeconomics while also playing NCAA baseball. But really I was going on spontaneous adventures with my friends as a member of the 'Up for Whatever' crew, eating lots of midwestern bbq, cohosting a campus radio show, starting an ATM business with a friend out of our dorm room, skipping class to attend the Kansas City Royals victory parade, enjoying the cafeteria food and dining experience of every other college in St. Louis, discovering the beautiful world of microbreweries, coaching the club field hockey team and attending class only if I thought it would add to the whole experience. Since college I bounced around for a while at various internships and gigs within the medical device industry (which included a stop Tandem Diabetes Care) before deciding to pursue my passion for sports and taking a position with a company called Sports Media Technologies in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have set up cameras at NASCAR events, installed flagged chips on athletes at professional flag football games (during which former all pro defensive back Arthur Rhodes flatteringly confused me for a fellow player) and tracked hockey and baseball players of various levels. But the most fun part of the job has been operating the yellow lines for the tv broadcast of college football games this past season. I got to travel the country and enjoy everything from cheese curds and spotted cow in Madison, WI to 42 ounce steaks and moonshine in Lubbock, TX. I was fortunate to form meaningful relationships with many crew members and enjoy memorable experiences. 

Do you have any advice for present or future campers?
Maturity is not a slow, inevitable trudge towards a dull, dispassionate mode of existence. There is maturity in recognizing the great fortune of your life and trying to enjoy that fortune to the fullest. Enjoy the relationships, experiences, adventures, adversity, whatever. Keep pushing that boulder up the hill with a smile as Camus recommended. Enjoy the silence and wonder of things, rather than noise and the illusion of certainty. Enjoy the questions and the path to the answers. 

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