This will be our third year to participate in the local JDRF chapter's Walk for a Cure. Every year I am overwhelmed at the amount of people who are there supporting our Type I's and doing what they can to help fund a cure.
Our team name is The Sugar Sharks. The first year our shirts were black with a big shark on them. Last year the shirts were purple with the JDRF sneakers. (Those shirts were printed in full color and proceeds went to another JDRF chapter- but sadly, I couldn't find their site this year.) This year, we were aiming for a pirate theme, but I was having trouble finding a pirate picture that wasn't mean-looking or showing a pirate carrying a bottle of alcohol.... neither one would be appropriate for the younger kids on our team!
So what did we end up with? Well, a diabetic pirate octopus, of course! I found a picture of an octopus wearing a pirate eye patch. We thought that was pretty cute. Then, I discovered that there was a picture of a vial of insulin and a syringe... and it just happened that the octopus could be positioned to look like he was holding them. Bingo! We added a small picture of a shark, swimming towards the octopus, and the shirts were done. Rosie chose dark red for our color this year.
As of yesterday, the UPS tracking shows the shirts were in a city about an hour away from our house. Hopefully today we'll be able to model our lovely team shirts!