Thursday, June 25, 2009

Boxing + Diabetes = A Good Time!

Last night we had the opportunity to go to a Boxing Fundraiser Event. This is an annual event that picks a few charities each year to divide the money between. This year the Utah Chapter of JDRF was chosen to be one of the recipients. We took the fam there so Sydney could help collect donations and just be one of the faces of kids with diabetes. The event was a lot of fun! I didn't know my girls would enjoy boxing so much. Loren and the girls yelled and hollered with the best of them. I thought the boxing was alright but, honestly, my favorite part was the people watching. It is an awful habit, I know! But last night provided a great opportunity for me to get in 4 good hours of people watching. Enjoy the pics from the event!

I also want to say THANK YOU to so many of my readers on here and my facebook buds who have promoted Syd's Video. It means so much to my family. Education is key and you all have taken a huge step in educating more people about Type 1 Diabetes. Pat yourselves on the back and pretend it's from me! You guys are awesome!

~What are these pics? These are Sydney on the BIG screen in the arena! That's right. She really was the face of Type 1 Diabetes last night. Jen H. do you recognize those pics? You should cause you took them! You did an awesome job girly!

~Syd prepared with the goods to collect donations on the floor. She did a stellar job talking to a few people about her diabetes and why a cure is important to her! She even managed to collect several envelopes for this event.

~This dear, sweet gal is Laura, the Executive Director for the Utah Chapter of JDRF. Clicking on this link will take you to homepage where Syd is the Chapter Kid for this month.

~Sydney getting into the boxing. She always rooted for the blue guys---Not actual blue people just refering to the color of their gloves. :-)

~We didn't get home until 1:30 a.m. The girls slept the whole way--It was a 4 hour drive.

And to carry on Jill and Wendy's Fuze Picture is one of Miss Sydney. She is sporting a delicious Cranberry Raspberry flavor with only 4 grams of carbs in the entire bottle!


Wendy said...

WOW!!!! WOOHOO SYD!!!! That's so exciting...she sure looks good on the big screen ;)

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

Stringham Family said...

Way to go Syd! Sounds like you had a great time! Glad you got to go and enjoy a night out! I bet you and Loren were pretty tired by the time you got home as well! Keep up the good work Syd! I'm proud of you!

wendys said...

That's pretty cool to see her on the big screen! What a trip.

michaelstubbs said...

You guys are tireless. Way to go. You really have taken a serious challenge and turned it into a healthy, positive lifestyle.

Amy said...

Good Job Syd! Thanks for sharing the pics, Shamae- so fun! What a proud mommy moment you must have had seeing Syd on the big screen! :)

Micah and Jen said...

HOLY COW!!! I can't believe a piece of my work was on a big screen AND most importantly....helping out dear Sydney!!! That is soooo awesome and what a great thing for her to always remember! You guys are truely amazing....and are the type of family that I want to be like! Way to go Syd for all your tireless are my idol! :)

Megann said...

That is awesome! Sydney wins the hearts of many. Thanks for sharing her and getting the word out about diabetes.