And the 2016 Inspiration Award goes to…

By January 30, 2017Fresh Air Blog

Connected in Motion is driven by its community. Each and every one of our community members inspires us to grow–to push harder to redefine life with Type 1 diabetes and to breathe fresh air into diabetes education.

Awarded for the first time in 2012, the CIM Inspiration Award recognizes the individual whom has inspired us, and others living with type 1 diabetes, to live life without limits.

After a brief hiatus in 2015 (we weren’t able to host Slipstream in the City, where the annual award is giving out!), we had a pool of people TWICE as big as ever before to choose from. And still, the choice was unanimous and easy. This year’s Inspiration Award Winner has been an unstoppable force in the CIM community. Congratulations to the 2016 CIM Inspiration Award winner, Tammy Hand! 

Tammy has been involved with Connected in Motion since we can remember. She is always the first to jump to her feet and volunteer for whatever it is that the community needs. Tammy shared her amazing 40 years of T1D experience this summer on CIM’s first Teen Canoe Trip. She was the first to step forward and join CIM in 2014 in achieving Wilderness First Responder certifications. As an outdoor educator, she is constantly looking for ways to bring her expertise to the CIM community, whether it be teaching cross country skiing or welcoming folks for a tour of the sugar bush (hello, lifetime of low supplies!) Tammy also hit the trails as part of CIM’s first ever Adventure Team, tackling Gros Morne’s Long Range Traverse with a pack that rivaled her in physical size (and helping the team to raise $25,000 along the way!)

Next time you see Tammy, be sure to give her an extra high five.

Thank you for everything you do for the diabetes community, Tammy! Congratulations on being named the 2016 Connected in Motion Inspiration Award Winner!