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Alaska Jr IDITAROD Drive for Diabetes Awareness

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Lacy Kuehl and Drive for Diabetes Awareness need your support.
On Jan 15th. Lacy Kuehl will start her mushing journey training with Team Petit in Big Lake, Alaska, for the Jr. Iditarod taking place on February 25th, 2023. Lacy will be traveling from Florida to Alaska for 2 months and will share the early warning signs and symptoms of diabetes to SAVE LIVES!

The following is needed to make this endeavor possible.

1) $3,000 for 3 Airline Tickets From SRQ or TPA- to ANC
2) Accommodations: BIG LAKE, Alaska area: Jan - March dates are flexible.
3) $700 for Sled Bag w/Logo
4) $1,500 for Lacy's Winter Clothing
5) $1,500 for T-shirts / Merch / Brochures to give away.
6) Transportation Truck Rental
7) Snowmobile Rental
8) Cost for Training/ Care for the dog's Team Petit Racing / Alaska Dogstead Mushing Company

Full Sponsorship of $15,000 would cover all costs, but there are many ways you can help.
1) Start your own fundraiser for this campaign
Jr. Iditarod Lacy Kuehl Drive for Diabetes Awareness.
2) Sponsor Lacy with $100 a Mile. 150 miles needed.
3) Cover the cost for any of the needs listed above. Pick one or more!
4) Corporate Sponsorhip

Drive for Diabetes Awareness, INC has partnered with Digital Bros Studios, and they will be in Alaska with us to capture all the footage of the Jr. Iditarod. We can't thank them enough. There are extraordinary people in this world, and these great folks meet all the criteria to be called #Extraordinary.

Drive for Diabetes Awareness, Inc 2014 501 (c) 3
Lacy Kuehl, Age 16,
11th Grade FLVS ( Florida Virtual School )
Hometown: Sarasota, Florida
9 years / Philanthropist / Driver / Spokesperson




"This is a fantastic opportunity from Nicholas Petit and Scott Janssen, and I can't wait to see where this takes me and Drive for Diabetes Awareness." Lacy. K

Lacy (Cool) Kuehl, a Native of Florida. Driver / Rookie Musher has been racing since 2014. Lacy Kuehl DRIVES to SAVE LIVES Lacy's mission is to share the early warning signs and symptoms of diabetes and DRIVES for Type 1 Diabetic Ketoacidosis survivors and ones that have passed away.

All the training starts in Big Lake, Alaska, with Team Petit for the 2023 Jr Iditarod.
Lacy Kuehl's Rookie JR Iditarod mushing journey will begin in January, arriving with temps below freezing and snow on the ground. It will be a surreal experience and feeling since Lacy endures heat as high as 130f in her race car. Lacy has been trained to deal with humidity and heat, but this time, it's training for the cold, snow, and conditions she will never forget. Lacy is currently in training with a physical fitness instructor. Mellisa at (CRUNCH).

Drive for Diabetes Awareness, President Brent Kuehl spoke with Nic Petit, and it's confirmed Lacy Kuehl may have one or more of (4-time Iditarod Winner) Lance Mackey's dogs pulling Lacy 150 miles through the wild terrain of Alaska. Lance passed away this year, a legend in Mushing and an avid Legend race car driver. Mackey’s legacy lives on #13. RIP Lance Mackey 6/2/1970-9/7/2022


Why Lacy Drives for Diabetes Awareness,
In 2010 my baby brother Rocco lost his life to DKA (Diabetic Ketoacidosis) 2 weeks after his first birthday due to being misdiagnosed with a virus. Diabetes doesn't run in my family, my parents have heard of it, but they had no idea how serious it was.

Losing my brother was devastating to our family, and it is now my mission to ensure that parents and children worldwide know the symptoms and what to look for so that a diagnosis can be made sooner. No parent should have to lose a child from diabetes, and a child shouldn't have to lose a parent from diabetes.

"Check Don't Guess" It may not be the FLU!

Early Warning Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes
Extreme Thirst / Fruity Breath / Drowsiness / Confusion / Heavy Breathing / Vomiting /
Sudden Weight Loss / Frequent Urination / Increased Appetite / Sudden Vision Changes /
Unconsciousness /

"Education is Knowledge, and Knowledge is the Power to Help Save LIVES!"

2018 Received a plaque for "Ambassador for Motorsports and Humanity."
From The Villages Motorsports fan Club for her advocacy for Diabetes Awareness and Motorsports.

2019 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Development program,
Age 12 NASCAR'S youngest signed development Driver.
Finished in 2nd place in the youth Combine at the GoPro Motorplex in NC

2019 NASCAR Youth Racer Award Given to Lacy
at The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC

2022 Induction into the HALL OF FAME
The Villages Motor Racing Fan Club, Florida

2022 5th place finish NASCAR ALLSTAR Race Legend car at Atalanta Motorspeedway

2022 official entry into Alaska's Junior Iditarod Feb 25th, 2023

Drive for Diabetes Awareness MISSION STATEMENT
It shall be the mission of this corporation to create public awareness of the need for diabetes screening, particularly of young children, and to distribute information by pamphlets and similar communications at sporting events and otherwise to inform the public about the symptoms of diabetes and dangers of the unknown or untreated diabetes for the support for those dealing with a diagnosis of, or research related to, juvenile diabetes such as by promoting the slogan: "Check Don't Guess." and Education is Knowledge & Knowledge is the Power to Help Save Lives!

BY SUPPORTING DRIVE FOR DIABETES AWARENESS, YOU PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE IN HELPING DIABETES AWARENESS THAT HELPS, PREVENTS, SUPPORT, AND ULTIMATELY EDUCATES OTHERS ABOUT DIABETES AND ITS COMPLICATIONS. THERE ARE MANY WAYS YOU CAN HELP! DRIVE FOR DIABETES AWARENESS, INC IS A 501 (C) (3) NON-PROFIT. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW. COPYRIGHT ©2014-2022 DRIVE FOR DIABETES AWARENESS, INC - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. EIN# 47-2243582

Fundraising team: Drive for Diabetes Awareness (4)

Brent Kuehl
Organizer
Raised $300 from 3 donations
Sarasota, FL
Drive For Diabetes Awareness
 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Heather Kuehl
Team member
James Alder
Team member
Nicholas Pilon
Team member

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