Adventures for Kids with Type 1 Diabetes

At Camp Sweet life, we transform the lives of young people with Type 1 Diabetes and their families by providing fun opportunities for learning, connecting, and sharing. Camp Sweet life is the first camp for kids with diabetes in southern MN and the goal of camp is for kids to have outdoor fun just like any other kid. For more information please click on one of the links to the right.

 Meet Camp Sweet Life’s Champion Runners

Sarah Caven Camp Sweet Life Adventures Champion Runner Mankato Marathon 2017

Sarah Caven – Half Marathon

Running Mantra: Turn and burn (especially at the end)
Running Advice: Running to me isn’t always about a time. Mother nature can always have a hand in how that plays out. The best advice I can give is to find that inner fire and define your why. Why do you run? Once you can define that, use it when you train. When the training gets tough (and it will), go back to your why and hopefully it will spark that inner fire that can ignite you to finish the training run, that race, that cross-training day, etc

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Gail Graupman Camp Sweet Life Adventures Champion Runner Mankato Marathon 2017

Gail Graupman – Half Marathon

Running Mantra: I am determined. I am powerful. I am strong. And I will finish this race.
Running Advice: Run happy. For me, it’s about being with friends and working through the tough run together; and feeling awesome when it’s finished.
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Doug Lamoureux Camp Sweet Life Adventures Champion Runner Mankato Marathon 2017

Doug Lamoureux – Half Marathon

Running Mantra: “Just keep running” (said in Dory the Blue Tang voice” and “Through the grace of God I have this body; use it!”
Running Advice: Get your weekly runs in; build that base – that’s what you fall back on.
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Kevin Lewis Camp Sweet Life Adventures Champion Runner Mankato Marathon 2017

Kevin Lewis – Full Marathon

Running Mantra: “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.” (Yes, it’s from Finding Nemo.) and “I’m young, I’m fit, I’m strong.”
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