4. Type 1 Diabetes vs. Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes is a group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood, or high blood
A chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.
Body does not produce insulin
Usually diagnosed in children and young adults
A chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose).
Does not use insulin properly (insulin resistance)
6. Board of Directors and Staff
Nicolas Cuttriss: Co-Founder, Chairman of the
Board, Interim Executive Director
Marsha Basloe: Board Member
Martin Lafontaine: Board Member
Jake Rosenberg: Board Member
Benno Schmidt III: Board Member (New)
Molly Lepeska: Director of Communications
Maria Velasquez: Director of Programs
Stephanie Boyle: Director of Volunteers
Chris Noble: Programs Liaison
7. Mission Statement
“AYUDA (American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad, Inc.) is a non-profit
volunteer-based organization that empowers youth to serve as agents of social
change in diabetes communities throughout the world.”
“A world where every young person with diabetes is empowered to live a happy,
healthy and productive life.”
8. Our Project/Project Purpose
Our original project…
Ganemosle in the Dominican Republic
Attract international athletes to participate
Contact a travel agency
Recruit volunteers to the Ganemosle program
Our new project…
Punta Cana Marathon
10. SMART Goals
Recruit international athletes for Punta Cana
Find a travel agency that will organize a permanent agenda for an
Report back to AYUDA on the research we found on other races by February
Create a concrete plan for a Punta Cana race in 2017 by March 1st, 2016.
Gather feedback from AYUDA and propose final plan by March 18th, 2016.
11. Our Vision Statement
Our project vision is to successfully launch the
Punta Cana Race in 2017 by creating a program
that includes international athletes from all
backgrounds. Success to us would be for this
program to be sustainable and effective after
we complete the project.
12. Personal Gain
To understand how a non-profit functions
and how a lot of behind the scenes work
goes into a successful event. Also, to
learn about a program that educates
children and families on an international
Be able to know that the spread awareness
and the further development and
expansion of these projects will help so
many more children with diabetes, both
domestically and internationally.
In a non-profit that involves a public health
issue, education is key; the more you
know, the more you can do to address
the problem. Also, learning the amount
of communication and research that
needs to be done in order to accomplish
just one task.
Knowing that our project or organization
we worked with has affected even one
person who wants to take action and
help the youth in these Latin American
Notas do Editor
How are other races of this kind marketed? Are they presented as vacation packages where the race is just a component? Is it presented as just a race that participants are welcome to build their vacation around?
put together some kind of report on what you find from research into other events.
Maybe finding a few events that draw a good amount of international athletes and really investigating how they are done.
Speaking to any professionals in those areas as well and interviewing them (that could include international athletes, someone who works in marketing, travel companies) and asking them about their experiences might help as well.