We provide youth and their families with positive support, programs and services to assist in living with Type 1 Diabetes, including:

Educational classes

Events, camps and peers groups

Opportunities to be involved in research

Community educational programs

Support groups

Serving Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego
     Los Angeles Zoo Family Day
     Saturday, November 22nd, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

     The PADRE Foundation is teaming up with the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Diabetes Team  
     to hold its first Los Angeles Family Day at the Los Angeles Zoo w/ a private tour!               
     "Family Days" give an opportunity for children living with Type 1 Diabetes to interact   
     with their peers in a fun and supportive environment.
     Adults/Seniors: $16 each. Children 2 - 12 years: $13 each. Children under 2: FREE
     Click here to register.
     Annual Holiday Party
     Bowlmor Lanes, 321 West Katella Ave, Anaheim
     Garden Walk Shopping Center
     Wednesday, December 3rd 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Come celebrate the holiday season with the PADRE Foundation. Activities include bowling, eating a great buffet dinner, crafts, photo booth and a special visit from Santa himself!
Cost: $5/person
Call the PADRE office at 714-509-8330 or
e-mail marla@padrefoundation.org to RSVP.

     Casino Night
     Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel, Buena Park
     Thursday, December 18th, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The PADRE Foundation will host its first Casino Night benefit on at the to benefit those living
with Type 1 Diabetes. Players 21 years and older can try their luck at classic games such as
blackjack, poker, roulette and craps, while enjoying a wide variety of appetizers and desserts,
including chocolate fondue. Complimentary wine will be served. Cash bars will also be available.
Upon arrival, guests will receive a stash of poker chips, additional chips will be available for
purchase. Winnings will be used for raffle tickets for chances to win a variety of exciting prizes.
$65/ticket includes: $50 in poker chips, hosted wine, appetizers, complimentary self parking, and a chance to win it BIG! Invitation to come.
     Catalina Island Adventure Camp
     Unique Island, Big Adventure
     Friday, April 17th to Sunday, April 19th 2015
 The PADRE Foundation Catalina Island Adventure Camp is a weekend getaway of team-building
challenges, marine activities, diabetes education, and a variety of opportunities for personal
growth for youth 11-17 years of age AND their friends (with or without diabetes). Long Beach    
Marine Institute and their staff will host nature and astronomy hikes, snorkeling, kayaking, tide
pool studies, and fish dissections!
*Each camper will be assigned to an age appropriate sleeping cabin and age appropriate activity
group that will have one to two cabin counselors along with 8-12 campers.
Visit www.padreadventurecamp.org for more details.
Email ryan@padrefoundation.org OR 714-509-8330


PADRE Youth Leaders: Next Meeting, Monday November 3rd from 6:30-8 p.m.
This program was created to empower children 13-18 with Type 1 Diabetes by giving them the opportunity to represent the PADRE Foundation, to provide diabetes education to the community and to raise diabetes awareness. Leaders will also be involved in planning and assisting with PADRE activities for youth 7-12 years of age. See flyer for more information on becoming a youth leader.

K.U.D.O.S. -  Kids Understanding Diabetes & Opportunities for Success
CHOC's Dr. Taylor (Licensed Psychologist) presents a 4-part workshop for children and adolescents ages 10-17 with diabetes and their parents aimed at increasing coping skills, medical compliance, communication, and problem solving! See flyer.

Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care?
Transitioning teens and young adults need to assume more responsibility for diabetes self-management and make more independent judgments about their health care needs.
Click here to learn more.

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"It has made the challenges easier to manage knowing we have an organization like PADRE". Parker's family
Parker recently said “I will find a cure for diabetes”.
—Parker Bohannon,
Youth with Type 1 Diabetes