CURRENT AWESOMENESS:

$15,083
OF OUR $25,000 GOAL

Total Donations 171

60%

$

ALICIA DE LA ROSA

Escondido, California, USA | dx 2015

GENEVA BOLIEK POLING

Corrales, New Mexico, USA | dx 2012

NICK REED

Belleville, Ontario, Canada | dx 1999

BLAIR RYAN

Del Mar, California, USA | dx 2000

ALLISON MITCHELL

Guelph, Ontario, Canada | dx 2012

ERIK DOUDS

New York, New York, USA | dx 2008

OLIVIA POWER

Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada | dx 2005

HANK DEVOS

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | dx 1994

AMANDA COSCHI

Aurora, Ontario, Canada | dx 2003

ANISSA GAMBLE

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | dx 2002

SHALEEN HUMPHREYS

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | dx 2016

PETER VOOYS | 5.5er ∞

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

BEHIND THE SCENES

SUMMIT PARTNERS

BASE CAMP HEROES

THE TEAM

ALICIA DE LA ROSA

Escondido, California, USA | dx 2015

Amount Raised: $2,910
Goal: $3,375
86%

ABOUT ALICIA

Alicia de la Rosa grew up in San Diego, Ca and ventured across the country to Philadelphia, Pa for college, where she graduated with a Bachelors in Film. Diagnosed a little over 2 years ago, she is determined to live the life she always wanted and not let this disease hold her back. She’s a huge sucker for sunsets and escapes to the beach anytime she can, to tan, run, or just listen to the peaceful sounds of the ocean. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, which typically involves stuffing her face at new locally owned restaurants or exploring the great outdoors. Traveling around the world and exposing herself to all sorts of cultures has always been a strong desire of hers and she’ll be taking new adventures soon. She obtained her travel bug from her mother, who was her strongest supporter and encouraged Alicia to apply for this team. Alicia holds dear to her heart the memory of her mother and knows she’ll be there in spirit experiencing the North Coast Trail with her. She’s thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of such a motivating and enthusiastic team of those with Type 1 diabetes who wish to make a difference in the Type 1 diabetes community. She’s excited about this trek and to make new Type 1 friends with the same adventurous interests.

WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO APPLY FOR THIS TRIP?

The idea of backpacking in the wilderness drew me to apply for this trip. It’s something that I’ve never done before and am excited to do. I had applied with the intention of using this trip as my kick start to traveling around the world, and setting off immediately after this adventure.

BESIDES THE PHYSICAL CHALLENGE, WHY IS THIS TRIP IMPORTANT TO YOU?

It’s important because I have a huge love for traveling and shared that love with my mother. She was my biggest supporter in applying for this trip and Canada is one place that she didn’t explore herself.

WHAT IS ONE RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOURSELF?

I had a tear in my labrum and had to have hip surgery.

WHY IS THE TYPE 1 DIABETES COMMUNITY IMPORTANT TO YOU?

It’s important to me because it allows for people to have a sense of belonging and connections with more people than just family or initial friends. It gives us a support system and the knowledge that we aren’t battling this disease alone. There are so many people fighting Type 1 diabetes and it’s possible for every one of us to live out the lives we’ve always dreamed of and that encouragement from people who know what you’re going through is very helpful.

ALLISON MITCHELL

Guelph, Ontario, Canada | dx 2012

Amount Raised: $2,280
Goal: $3,240
70%

ABOUT ALLISON

Allison lives in Guelph, Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids. Her world changed when she was diagnosed with T1D 5 years ago while in her mid-30s. In an effort to create a community and sense of belonging, Allison started a local Meetup group for adults living with T1D to provide an opportunity to connect with, learn from, and share with each other. Professionally, she leads a charitable organization that provides career exploration programs to youth. She is eternally curious, love challenges, and always looking for growth. The hike through Cape Scott is outside of Allison’s comfort zone and she can’t wait for the challenge!

WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO APPLY FOR THIS TRIP?

Last Sept when I was at the Summer Slipstream, I met the awesome people who were part of the 2016 CIM Adventure Team that hiked in Nfld.  While the video was amazing, I remember thinking that there would be no way that I would ever do something like that because it was so far outside of my comfort zone. When the 2017 adventure hike location was released in January, I knew I needed to apply because I was excited and very nervous, which is my way of knowing when a challenge is right for me.  I talked with my family who encouraged me to apply. Once I made the decision to apply, I told a lot of people about the application so that I would actually go through with it.

BESIDES THE PHYSICAL CHALLENGE, WHY IS THIS TRIP IMPORTANT TO YOU?

I am not a hiker or a camper so this adventure is completely outside of my comfort zone. This trip is important to me because I will prove to myself and others that T1D is not slowing me down. On this trip, I will be meeting and connecting with others living with T1D which is really important for building a sense of community. It’s important for me to show my kids that it’s good to go outside of your comfort zone and do things that make you nervous.

WHAT IS ONE RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOURSELF?

I can’t stand when people bite popsicles or freezies!  Just thinking about it results in instant goosebumps (which happened as I typed this!)

WHY IS THE TYPE 1 DIABETES COMMUNITY IMPORTANT TO YOU?

A sense of community has become significantly more important to me since my T1D diagnosis.  When I was diagnosed in my 30s, I felt like I no longer belonged the same way as I had before my diagnosis.  It wasn’t until 2.5 years after my diagnosis when I was at a seminar with others living with T1D that I felt like I belonged again. I started a Meetup for adults living with T1D in Guelph in order to build a sense of community.  We meet once a month to share information, ask questions, and learn from guest speakers.

AMANDA COSCHI

Aurora, Ontario, Canada | dx 2003

Amount Raised: $1,500
Goal: $2,500
60%

ABOUT AMANDA

Amanda was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 10 and since then her diabetes has been taking her on wild adventures! Amanda grew up in Aurora, ON but spent her summers in Huntsville at Camp Huronda where she learned of her love for canoe trips and the outdoors. She spent many summers as a camper and after completion of her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at McMaster University and obtaining her Certified Diabetes Educator she continued her summers at camp this time attending the canoe trips as their nurse. In the winter you can find her with a pair of skates, skis or her snowboard on her feet. Amanda is beyond excited for this opportunity to start another adventure and give back to an organization that has been an invaluable support network for her!

WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO APPLY FOR THIS TRIP?

I wanted to increase my involvement in CIM and saw all the great things from the trip last year. Gros Morne is now on the bucket list! When I decided my time working at Summer Camp was no longer realistic I wanted to make sure I still was able to get outside and adventure (the last couple summers having worked as a trip nurse for Camp Huronda I got to spend the majority of it in Algonquin).

BESIDES THE PHYSICAL CHALLENGE, WHY IS THIS TRIP IMPORTANT TO YOU?

This trip was a bit of a personal challenge for me as well, getting myself out there, I definitely applied probably an hour before the deadline but knew I’d regret it if I was the only thing stopping myself from this opportunity. I really want to start seeking out more adventures, I always look at other people and see all the cool and amazing things they’re doing and wonder why not me? Eventually, I came to realize it can be me too!
I also think a little bit of it is sometimes I’m “Amanda with the Diabetes” and have been told some hurtful things in the past about it defining me. A part of this hike is me giving the finger back and realizing it’s okay for my Type 1 diabetes to define me because in the last couple years I think it’s defined me for the better. It does not run my life and I think a lot of the time people minimize how much of a struggle the beetus really can be.

WHAT IS ONE RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOURSELF?

One summer I worked a handyman job – it was definitely one of my favourite jobs I’ve ever had and probably the one that shocks people the most. If I ever went back and did it all again I would seriously consider working in a trade. Being a firefighter is the dream but also a mechanic is in the top 5.

WHY IS THE TYPE 1 DIABETES COMMUNITY IMPORTANT TO YOU?

I think the community is important to me because, throughout my travels in the diabetes community and especially my work I have seen the moment where someone living with Type 1 diabetes meets for the first time other people living with Type 1 diabetes, it really does make a difference in how well you feel supported. It’s kind of this unspoken bond and just peace of mind when you’re hanging out with other T1Ds.
I’ve done some public speaking over the years and it’s that feeling where you have a joke that falls flat with the audience you’re practicing on (people with functioning pancreases), but then has the whole T1D audience in tears. As mentioned above about it defining you, those with Type 1 diabetes get that it doesn’t define you for the worse.

GENEVA BOLIEK POLING

Corrales, New Mexico, USA | dx 2012

Amount Raised: $1,110
Goal: $2,500
44%

ABOUT GENEVA

Geneva grew up in Corrales, New Mexico, a small agricultural town located along the Rio Grande River. She was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 5 years ago when she was 17. Just a few months after her diagnosis, she started college at the University of New Mexico, and shortly after was accepted into an art program that took her on an intense trek throughout the southwest desert. Geneva found that while managing her diabetes in unwelcoming environments, from boiling hot afternoons in Texas to freezing nights in Colorado, she was able to overcome the physical limitations she thought would stop her from adventuring. Ever since she has sought out challenges that take her outdoors and affirm her confidence in her body’s ability to take her wherever she wants to go.

WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO APPLY FOR THIS TRIP?

The desire to explore this part of the world ever since I was young and the chance to do so with other individuals with Type 1 diabetes was what drove me to apply for this trip!

BESIDES THE PHYSICAL CHALLENGE, WHY IS THIS TRIP IMPORTANT TO YOU?

I am excited to explore and experience a landscape that I haven’t before!

WHAT IS ONE RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOURSELF?

My right foot has been to Mexico.

WHY IS THE TYPE 1 DIABETES COMMUNITY IMPORTANT TO YOU?

To me the Type 1 diabetes community means three things:

  • To feel understood
  • To feel “normal”
  • To not have to explain or apologize for your body

ANISSA GAMBLE

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | 2002

Amount Raised: $1,660
Goal: $2,500
66%

ABOUT ANISSA

Anissa Gamble was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick where she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 8. Pursuing competitive hockey, she attended Appleby College in Oakville, Ontario for high school, and went on to play Division 1 NCAA hockey at Robert Morris University (RMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While at RMU, she majored in biology with a concentration in pre-medicine and minored in chemistry. She is currently doing her masters in experimental surgery at the University of Alberta studying islet cell transplantation for Type 1 diabetes under the wing of Dr. Shapiro. This adventure is combining awareness for diabetes with the support of Connected in Motion and proving to myself and fellow diabetics were capable of anything we set our mind to.

WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO APPLY FOR THIS TRIP?

It was a bit on a whim, to be honest! I’ve spent the last 4 years studying and playing hockey in the USA. Upon returning back to Canada last year to attend the University of Alberta, I was looking for ways to reach the diabetic community for both support and experience. I worked closely with the Pennsylvania JDRF chapter and was searching for ways to get involved in Canada. I reached out to two individuals apart of the Beyond Type 1 cross country bike team, and they highly recommended to apply for the CIM adventure. After high praise for CIM, I decided to apply during an incubation period during one of my experiments. I applied, but subconsciously thought I wouldn’t be accepted, due to so many incredible T1D out in the world today! Anyways I was accepted and am really excited to take on this adventure and get involved with the CIM and the diabetic community.
There is a certain diabetic-to-diabetic relationship that is hard to explain. Essentially, if you meet another Type 1 diabetic, you instantly become friends. Perhaps, it’s an every challenge that one must endure, and a good day is practically a normal day for someone without Type 1 diabetes. My dream career is combining my passion for science and helping others with diabetes by portraying a positive and encouraging atmosphere. Hopefully, one day I can become an endocrinologist or dentist, and focus my time working with diabetic patients. I believe I can speak for every diabetic individual, that it’s frustrating to speak to a health care professional (who is not diabetic) to get diabetic advice. It’s kind of like getting car advice/ buying a car from an accountant. They’re knowledgeable but are not working with cars every day. That being said, this trip is important to me because I will be able to relate to my patients, by knowing first hand the struggles of overcoming diabetes.  A big characteristic for a leader is certainly leading by example, and that is what I want to do. Positive energy creates a positive atmosphere!

BESIDES THE PHYSICAL CHALLENGE, WHY IS THIS TRIP IMPORTANT TO YOU?

There is a certain diabetic to diabetic relationship that is hard to explain. Essentially, if you meet another Type 1 diabetic, you instantly become friends. Perhaps, it’s an every challenge that one must endure, and a good day is practically a normal day for someone without Type 1 diabetes. Anyways, my passion lies in the diabetic community and portraying a positive atmosphere for those living with diabetes. Truly, my ideal career would be an endocrinologist and focusing my time working with diabetic patients. I believe I speak for every diabetic individual, that it’s frustrating to speak to your endocrinologist (who is not diabetic) to get diabetic advice. It’s kind of like getting car advice/ buying a car from an accountant. They are knowledgeable but are not working with cars every day. (Bad analogy) but this trip is important to me because I will be able to say to my patients, I did this and you can too. A big characteristic for a leader is certainly leading by example, and that is what I want to do. Positive energy creates positive atmosphere!

WHAT IS ONE RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOURSELF?

I can speak Franglais, I always have a great dad joke on hand, and I have celiac disease.

WHY IS THE TYPE 1 DIABETES COMMUNITY IMPORTANT TO YOU?

Being a diabetic in a non-diabetic world is scary, lonesome and strenuous. Having a strong community is so important for one’s health, both physically and mentally!

ERIK DOUDS

New York, New York, USA | dx 2008

Amount Raised: $30
Goal: $2,500
1%

ABOUT ERIK

Erik Douds is a global traveler who shares his and other explorer’s stories through the blog DiabetesAbroad.com. He is on a mission to collect a story and photo from every country in the world, proving that we can go anywhere with Type 1 diabetes. Based out of NYC, his passion lies in international environmental policy where he helps protect natural resources as a Sustainability Manager. Past work has brought him to designing a national park in Ethiopia, researching ocean basins with a NASA oceanographer, and celebrating the new year in the backcountry of New Zealand.

WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO APPLY FOR THIS TRIP?

Hiking around the world has always been a passion of mine. Having Canada celebrate its 150th anniversary prompted me to take an epic trip to visit the country and explore it with CIM.

BESIDES THE PHYSICAL CHALLENGE, WHY IS THIS TRIP IMPORTANT TO YOU?

I believe that people are able to achieve anything. My life’s work is to prove that we can go anywhere in the world with this disease. To get to the start of this trip, I’ll be biking 4,500 miles across America and into Vancouver and this trip is the icing on the cake.

WHAT IS ONE RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOURSELF?

I’ve celebrated three new years in one calendar year: the Ethiopian new year on Sept 11th, the Thai new year known as Songkran on April 13th and then new years in New York City.

WHY IS THE TYPE 1 DIABETES COMMUNITY IMPORTANT TO YOU?

This disease can be isolating because Type 1 diabetics can hide their disease from others. Having a community makes sure we can support each other during the low periods in life, while coming together to celebrate the high moments as well. Of course, puns intended.

OLIVIA POWER

Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada | dx 2005

Amount Raised: $3,340
Goal: $3,250
103%

ABOUT OLIVIA

Olivia Power is 20 years old and from Rothesay, New Brunswick. She is currently living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, studying business at Dalhousie University. Olivia was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 10 and has a special team of friends and family who support her with her condition every day. She is very excited to be a part of team CIM this year and is ready to make new connections and test her limits. Olivia wants to better understand and manage her blood sugars while embarking on her future endeavours and outdoor adventures. Her condition has never held her back from pursuing my goals, it has actually helped her learn and explore opportunities that will help her live a long healthy life with Type 1 diabetes.

WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO APPLY FOR THIS TRIP?

I was actively searching for a group of individuals that I could connect with and support me on this journey of fighting Type 1 diabetes. I came across a video from the CIM Team last year who hiked Gros Morne and it made me want to get involved. I was ready to start pushing myself beyond my comfort zone and I was excited to take on an adventure! 

BESIDES THE PHYSICAL CHALLENGE, WHY IS THIS TRIP IMPORTANT TO YOU?

I am interested to see how I cope with being in a remote area for this length of time and dealing with the ups and downs of diabetes. This will be a learning experience of a lifetime and I am happy that I get to do it with other Type 1s. 

WHAT IS ONE RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOURSELF?

I love yoga!

WHY IS THE TYPE 1 DIABETES COMMUNITY IMPORTANT TO YOU?

Having a connected community is so important to me because together we can raise awareness and money for something we are passionate about. Connecting with others who have similar mindsets, interests, and goals is important to me. My community has been very supportive over the years participating in various fundraising events to bring us closer to better technology for fighting this disease and a cure!

NICK REED

Belleville, Ontario, Canada | dx 1999

Amount Raised: $1,810
Goal: $3,500
52%

ABOUT NICK

Nick is an interesting character. He is a self-employed entrepreneur, restauranteur, fitness junkie, family man & loves “dad jokes”. His journey with Type 1 diabetes started in July 1999, just after graduating high school. He was one of only a handful of people his age group with Type 1 diabetes and has been (for quite some time) a “lone wolf” while advocating for his own health & wellness. No family history, no rhyme or reason why Type 1 diabetes arrived that day, but it changed his life forever, as he could no longer head down the career path of becoming a commercial pilot. The greatest turning point for him was 6 years ago when referred to St. Michael’s Hospital to start on an Animas insulin pump. That was the game-changer and made all the difference in the world. He has spent time with anybody he can find with Type 1 diabetes – random encounters in the world, internet chats with strangers who have questions, and then discovering the CIM group at the Canadian Diabetes Association T1D Expo in April 2016. He attended the Summer Slipstream in Bancroft near his home, and was totally hooked on the CIM group culture. This year marks Nick’s “half-life” with Diabetes – 18 years, and turning 36 years old. What a way to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of half a lifetime than with an amazing group of T1Ds while hiking Cape Scott, British Columbia. These days, Nick spends his time as a mortgage broker, working in his restaurant, taking care of 2 young boys (5 & 10 – who both know when Dad is “low” and needs a juice box!), camping, Geocaching with his family and enjoying life to the fullest.

WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO APPLY FOR THIS TRIP?

I love the Connected In Motion group of people.  They’re an amazing bunch of people who direct the group and the members of the community themselves.  Since this is my “half-life” with Diabetes (diagnosed at 18, 18 years ago), I decided that something EPIC and SPECTACULAR needed to help me celebrate.  This fit the bill perfectly.  All that, and I love the outback, being with nature and haven’t been to British Columbia in AGES!

BESIDES THE PHYSICAL CHALLENGE, WHY IS THIS TRIP IMPORTANT TO YOU?

The planning, prep work, and training involved in the lead-up to the trip are enormous.  Physical training, mental preparation, and organization in making sure everything is ready to go.  I want to be able to be ready to enjoy as much as I can, knowing my body has been properly prepared so my mind can truly enjoy the experience, capture all the good stuff happening around me, and form lasting lifelong relationships with those who literally will be helping me survive this trip.

WHAT IS ONE RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOURSELF?

I couldn’t decide on one!:
– I always back-up into my driveway.  I hate going in nose-first
– I can usually be found wearing a belt, a very specific belt….  my grandmother gave it to me when I was a teenager and is has affectionately become known as “the carrot belt” due to a small orange & green pattern on it.  It’s my favourite belt and I prefer it over any others.  I also clip my Animas pump to my belt, so it’s important to have a good one
– I have sweaty palms.  I like to blame Type 1 diabetes for that, but I may just be weird that way

WHY IS THE TYPE 1 DIABETES COMMUNITY IMPORTANT TO YOU?

Because the Type 1 diabetes community understands best.  They’ve been through it.  They know it, or they will because you can help guide them through it.  They feel the weight of diabetes on the shoulders.  They know the 2 AM lows, the “hangry” moment when you could eat the ENTIRE FRIDGE of food.  And most of all, it’s acceptance that they know we’re all the same that way.  People…  humans…  we are meant to live together with other people.  We’re part of a larger “pack”.  We need interaction with others, and I guess the Diabetes community gives us a starting point for every conversation…  something that is the same, right off the bat.  An instant connection to something we both/all have, but nobody really asked to be given.  And something that we are all battling at the same time…  and can relate to one another with just a simple look, a nod or an expression.  Something that binds us together like some sugary form of insulin-based glue.

SHALEEN HUMPHREYS

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | dx 2016

Amount Raised: $1,270
Goal: $2,500
51%

ABOUT SHALEEN

Shaleen grew up in the tiny town of Geraldton, located in Northwestern Ontario. She moved to Ottawa in 2009 to study Environmental Science at the University of Ottawa. Here, she was lucky enough to meet her future husband in 2012. While planning their wedding during the summer of 2016, Shaleen started feeling extremely tired, was losing weight, and was experiencing extreme thirst. Thinking it was the flu or the stress of wedding planning, she postponed seeing her doctor until the thirst and fatigue became unbearable. She was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in August, 2016 at age 25. She is still learning how to handle the daily challenges that come with diabetes, but it hasn’t stopped her from doing the things she loves, including skiing, cooking, traveling with her husband, and cuddling with her Bernese mountain dog.

WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO APPLY FOR THIS TRIP?

I applied because I thought it would be a great way to prove to myself that being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes didn’t mean I was less capable of pursuing my passions.

BESIDES THE PHYSICAL CHALLENGE, WHY IS THIS TRIP IMPORTANT TO YOU?

I think meeting the other hikers and learning from their experiences with Type 1 diabetes is going to be amazing. They will be some of the first people I have met/interacted with who also have diabetes.

WHAT IS ONE RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOURSELF?

Besides my Bernese Mountain dog, I also own two rabbits. These aren’t your typical rabbits though, they are Flemish giants and they can get up to 13-15 pounds! They go by Marshmallow and Caramel or #carmallow on Instagram.

WHY IS THE TYPE 1 DIABETES COMMUNITY IMPORTANT TO YOU?

Learning from others and celebrating the small daily victories we all go through together is very important to me. My family is very supportive, but having people who really get it is awesome. Being diagnosed was really scary, so it’s nice to know that others are doing awesome things even with diabetes in tow!

SPECIAL OPS

BLAIR RYAN

Del Mar, California, USA | dx 2000

PHOTOGRAPHER

ABOUT BLAIR

Blair was born in California to two Canadian parents, and she’s always been happiest when playing outside. She was diagnosed with diabetes in 2000 at 14 years old in the middle of cross-country season. She’s grateful that being an athlete was already a big part of her identity and it fueled her motivation for learning everything she could about diabetes. Since then, she has learned most from being outside with others with diabetes who have similar interests. Blair is an accomplished collegiate distance runner, cyclist, and Ironman triathlete. If time allowed, she would spend all day every day running on trails. In her professional career, Blair uses her background in anthropology and journalism to promote the idea that peer support and experiential education play vital roles in sustainable health systems. She lives and surfs in San Diego, California, with her partner Peter who also has Type 1 diabetes.
A special thanks to the team at Tandem Diabetes Care for making it possible for Blair to join us and document this trek!

HANK DEVOS

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | dx 1994

FILMMAKER

ABOUT HANK

When he isn’t daydreaming about ripping down a mountain in knee deep powder, you can find Hank behind a camera. His passion for film and media began when he was a young child– seeing blockbuster films had him hooked. Whether it’s on a mountain, or inside a studio, the need to tell a story through images consumes his time. His love for the outdoors and filmmaking collide head on in his role with Connected in Motion as their video producer. Hank is the man and the mind behind the CIM Adventure Team video project.

PETER VOOYS

Kingston, Ontario, Canada | 5.5er since ∞

GUIDE

ABOUT PETER

Peter Vooys lives rurally, works remotely and travels historically. He is a graduate of Queen’s University and a member of the College of Teachers. He took his first canoe trip when he was six years old and hasn’t stopped since, to date logging 8000km of paddling and hiking. In 2013, Peter grabbed five other friends and paddled a voyageur canoe from the Rockies to Montreal in 120 days. Peter is sharing his love for the wilderness with Connected in Motion by coordinating CIM’s Adventure Series. Peter is the lead guide of the Team CIM’s Adventure Challenge in 2017.

JEN HANSON

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | dx 1987

GUIDE

ABOUT JEN

Jen Hanson is a registered kinesiologist, a certified teacher, and wilderness guide. She received a Master of Education degree examining the impact of experiential diabetes education and the role of community. Jen spends her days as the Executive Director of Connected in Motion, is an elementary lead staff with Children with Diabetes, and an outdoor educator with ALIVE Outdoors.