Recently, on the Lauren's Hope blog, we discussed some ideas for living a safer life in 2014. We discussed the basics: Creating emergency plans and kits, taking care of safety maintenance at home, keeping cars in good repair, writing down and selectively sharing your most pertinent information, and, of course, wearing medical alert jewlery or ICE and Caregiver IDs. So today, in Part 2 of our safety series, we're focusing on those medical IDs and offering some ways to make your medical ID jewelry keep you even safer as you boost your safety factor this coming year.
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All week long, we've been talking, posting, tweeting, and sharing about World Diabetes Day, which was Thursday, November 14. To wrap up this special week and continue our Diabetes Awareness Month efforts, we've asked one of our favorite authors to join us for Free Stuff Friday: Scott Benner of the blog Arden's Day and the award-winning memoir, Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal: Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Dad. Check out the end of this post for entry instructions. TWO LUCKY WINNERS WILL RECEIVE A $50 LAUREN'S HOPE GIFT CERTIFICATE AND A SIGNED COPY OF SCOTT'S BOOK!
A diagnosis is so much more than a word. It's a lifestyle. It's a constant. It's a priority. And that often means that it becomes the cause we are most motivated to serve, which leads to fundraising for treatments, research, and cures. Sometimes, people feel uncomfortable doing fundraisers, because they don't like asking for money or they feel it's inappropriate somehow. But fundraisers are about more than money. Great fundraising mobilizes people and raises as much awareness as it does money.