From the Diabetes Hands Foundation (the complete post can be found here):

Today we are happy to announce the nine innovative diabetes advocacy projects selected to receive DHF Seeds grant funding for 2012. Each of these projects, aimed at connecting, educating or empowering people touched by diabetes, will receive US$2000.

“Our goal is to support promising projects and help advocates through grants that assist them in taking their projects to the next level,” explains Manny Hernandez, president and founder of the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Created by diabetes advocate, blogger, and cartoonist Kim Vlasnik, You Can Do This has, to-date, broadcast videos from over 90 people. Each person tells his or her own diabetes story and encourages others living with diabetes that they too “Can Do This.” The DHF Seeds grant will be used to broaden participation in this ongoing online project that connects people touched by diabetes.

I am so honored to be among the nine selected to receive a Seeds micro-grant, and will keep you all posted on how the funding is spent!

(Watch the DHF Seeds application video here!)


Comments on: "News Update: Seeds Funding" (3)

  1. Wow! This is so cool! Im very happy for you guys!
    I think that the You can do this project has brought a light to so many of us and you totally deserve this help.
    Thank you for creating something so cool and inspiring and keep on rockin it!

  2. […] standard for other patient bloggers. What started as a little video project turned into a $2,000 grant for Kim and the You Can Do This Project. Lee Ann will be Dr. Thill in no time. Cherise takes over […]

  3. […] so we hoped to be able to get some for this year’s conferences as well. Thanks in part to the Seeds grant we received last year from the Diabetes Hands Foundation, we were able to order 1,500 more for this year’s […]

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