Beyond Type 1 Sponsors March 4, 2017 Riding On Insulin Camp
New York, NY – Beyond Type 1, a global non-profit organization focusing on education, advocacy and a cure for type 1 diabetes issued a $20,000 grant to sponsor the one day camp, Riding on Insulin on March 4th in Lake Tahoe, California.
Riding on Insulin practices a mission that aims to “empower, activate and connect” the type 1 diabetes community through shared experience and action sports to kids and teens from ages 7-17. The organization sets out to create a fun and safe environment by providing snowboarding and ski activities for all experience levels along with on site coaches and medical staff.
A sponsorship with Riding on Insulin sets out to help Beyond Type 1 to achieve its goal to change what it means to live with the chronic disease. Riding on Insulin helps kids and teens live an authentic camp experience through its available resources and activities.
Beyond Type 1 was founded in 2015 by Nick Jonas, Juliet de Baubigny, Sarah Lucas and Sam Talbot, and is a new brand of philanthropy leveraging the power of social media and technology, changing what it means to live with a chronic disease. With a focus on education, advocacy and the path to a cure, Beyond Type 1 has developed a broad ranging portfolio of grantees and programs aimed at improving the lives of people impacted by type 1 diabetes (T1D), with one of these grants being issued to Riding on Insulin.
Riding on Insulin was founded by Sean Busby, a professional backcountry snowboarder with type 1 diabetes. While training for the 2010 Olympics, Busby suffered from a complicated diagnosis of type 1 diabetes and considered giving up on his passion for snowboarding. However, Busby chose to not let his disease discourage him after encountering stories of children who are pursuing their dreams despite living with type 1 diabetes. After learning more about these children, Busby felt inspired to create Riding on Insulin. Currently, Sean’s wife Mollie facilitates the non profit organization, while Sean makes appearances at the organization’s global action sports programs for kids, teens and adults who live with type 1 diabetes.
For more information on Riding On Insulin visit www.RidingOnInsulin.org.
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See other Beyond Type 1 grantees and read Dustin’s Tips for Skiing + Snowboarding with Type 1 diabetes.