Lend a Hand: Cub Scout Pack 129 Does A “Good Turn” For 26 Million Americans Living with Diabetes

Cub_Scout_Press_Release_3_2 (222 x 123)“Do A Good Turn Daily” is the national slogan for scouting groups, and Cub Scout Pack 129 of Centreville is taking that slogan to heart. On Sunday, May 5, Cub Scouts of Pack 129 will be showcasing a group of games they’ve built for their Cub Scouts for a Cure Carnival at their fundraiser for the Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure. They will then take those games to the Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure on May 18th for all participants to enjoy.

Cub Scouts for a Cure is the creation of nine-year old Ryan Holdgreve, member of Pack 129 and older brother to Allison, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was just 6 years old. Shortly after Allison’s diagnosis, Ryan started the group with a mission to raise awareness and money for a cure for diabetes.

The carnival will be open from Noon to 3pm on Saturday, May 18th at the Talbot County Community Center. A variety of games will be featured and popcorn will be served to all participants. Holdgreve adds, “We will be measuring popcorn in one cup increments, because that is the way that my sister Allison always has to count her snacks.”

Allison serves as the Youth Ambassador for the Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure. Over the past two years she has shared her story with the Eastern Shore Community. Every time she gets up to speak, Ryan is right there to support her. Last year for Diabetes Awareness Month, Ryan wore a diabetes shirt and pin every day to help spread awareness for Allison and the 26 million Americans living with diabetes.

Julie Frieman, Manager of the Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure, is happy to have the Cub Scouts participate in the Tour de Cure event day. “The Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. It is in opportunity to bring critical education and awareness about diabetes to the mid-shore community. The scouts of Pack 129 are true champions for this cause and we are thrilled to have them involved.”

Community members are encouraged to come out on May 18th and try their hand at the carnival games. For more information on Cub Scouts for a Cure or the Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure, visit www.diabetes.org/chesapeaketourdecure.

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Pictured are some of the attendees from 2012 Cub Scouts for Cure Fundraiser. The 2013 Cub Scouts for a Cure Fundraiser is being held May 5. All proceeds go directly to this year’s Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure.