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Friends for Life: LA 2004

About 1,200 people from 32 states and eight countries journeyed to the Sheraton Universal in Universal City near Los Angeles, California, for Friends for Life 2004, enjoying two days of education sessions, discussions with vendors, a morning fun run, a banquet with entertainment from BROTHER, a teen dance, and a day at Universal Studios Hollywood. Parents, kids, grandparents, friends, and faculty alike all had a wonderful experience. For many families, this was a chance to renew friendships from previous conferences. The photos below offer a glimpse of the conference and will be updated with a full report next week.

More will be written and posted during the week. People who attended are encouraged to e-mail their thoughts to info@childrenwithdiabetes.com.

Thanks to all of our generous sponsors for making Friends for Life 2004 possible.

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Julia Mattingly and Tom Karlya scrutinize an IDYA t-shirt
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Volunteer Coordinator Lauren Lanning and Registration Coordinator Julia Mattingly share a hug
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Ethan, Tim, and Trent enjoyed the pool
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Marissa and Lucas renew their friendship at the start of the conference
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Teens prepare for an evening at City Walk before the conference opened on Monday
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Crystal Jackson and Laura Billetdeaux enjoy a break during Monday's dinner at City Walk
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By Tuesday, many more families had arrived and the kids enjoyed the pool ...
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... while parents and volunteers chatted on the patio
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The Quilt For Life was shown vertically on Wednesday
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Douglas Cairns, the first pilot with type 1 diabetes to fly around the world, opened the conference with help from CWD's IDYAs
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Thomas Lowes from Unomedical answers questions about the new Inset infusion set
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Ashley, Sarah and Michelle became friends for life
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Many people added their names to the 2004 signature square
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Our kids enjoyed the Exhibitors' Reception on Wednesday Evening
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Attendees tried new products and talked with sponsors and exhibitors
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Jonathan Smedley from Platinum Sponsor Novo Nordisk prepares to start the Fun Run
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July 18, 2004



                 
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