Afther concluding her work with River Days, MacKenzie Brown, Miss Notre Dame 2016, decided to continue her community service project.
Brown is an advocate for Type-1 Diabetes awareness, and she herself was diagnosed in 2008 at age 9. Brown created a camp for those with Juvinile Diabetes to create a space of understanding and to let them know they are not alone.
Her “Pumped on Insulin,” camp will be held July 19 at the SOMC Friends Center, 1202 18th St., in Portsmouth. The camp is for all ages for those who have Type-1 diabetes, and is free.
The camp will provide a unique opportunity for Type-1 Diabetics to gather and connect with one another for a day of fun and games, swimming, and to gain more information about diabetes, as well as the practice of healthy diets and exercise.
Pumped On Insulin will be held July 19, at the SOMC Friends Center, 1202 18th St., in Portsmouth beginning with check in from 8-8:30 a.m., with program of events from 9 a.m. t0 5 p.m. Camp is for all ages, children under age five must be accompanied by an adult.
The deadline for registration is July 1, 2017.
For more information and to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 740-835-6075.