This committee meets regularly to determine how to assist families in times of exceptional need, including purchasing diabetes supplies and covering travel expenses for those coming from out-of-town. This program also provides additional assistance during the holiday season.
This committee conducts a widespread campaign for awareness of symptoms, treatment and life skills for diabetes. This dedicated group endeavors to find ways to continuously inform the public concerning the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes, in hopes of stimulating awareness and diagnosis. Click here to request Symptom cards or bookmarks.
Through an application process each year, The Guild grants higher education scholarships to patients of the Barbara Davis Center. We have seen students go on to be doctors, nurses, lawyers, hairdressers and mechanics, to mention a few.
Children at the Barbara Davis Center eagerly anticipate this fabulous sugar-free Halloween party each year. As hundreds arrive wearing their best costumes, they are treated to pizza, sugar-free soda, game booths, face painting, a pumpkin decorating contest, and a costume parade.
Staffing for the Barbara Davis Center
Guild volunteers provide special services on a daily basis to help the clinical staff. They assist the clinical team with the children, staff the playroom, and perform various clerical assignments. Thousands of volunteer hours are devoted to the Barbara Davis Center, enabling more time for the medical staff to focus on healthcare for the children.
In order to support these programs, The Guild hosts fundraising events each year, including the Spring Brass Ring Luncheon, High Hopes Golf Tournament, Run for the Ring, and Jewels for Hope sales.