Wrapping Up the Year
Across the street from our office the ponds in Central Park have frozen over, and from the window I can see parents trying to teach their kids how to stand in clumsy iceskates. Chopped up pine trees line the blocks on my walk to work, and it seems that nearly every building I pass is wrapped with lights, culminating in a massive snowflake sculpture suspended 50 feet about 5th Avenue. I don’t know how it crept up on me this year, but with Chanukah wrapping up and Christmas rounding the corner, we’re officially in the holiday season.
The past few weeks have flown by as we’ve prepared for a flurry of changes for next year. Last month we had people of all ages sending in their photos with quotes about what Diabetes Awareness Month/A Practical Cure meant to them. We actually found the response overwhelming, but don’t worry; it won’t be the last community event we do, and 2013 will have many more programs that allow you to share your voice. We were proud to see so many people responding, and over the course of the month, we nearly doubled our amount of members, something which we all found staggering. Thank you so much for your support. For those of you who’ve just joined the fight for a Practical Cure, welcome aboard. For members who’ve been here a while, rest assured, we have some big things coming in early 2013.
This has been a hectic race to the finish. We’ll be unveiling our new website at the end of the month, in addition to a few new ways to help push for a Practical Cure. We’re ready to put 2012 to bed and start gearing up for a lot of the big things we’re planning for 2013. We will be absent next week, but will come back just before New Year’s to talk about some of our resolutions in the month’s ahead, and hopefully, hear some of yours.
In the meantime, celebrate the season, stay close to your loved ones, and enjoy a little time off.
Until Next Time