So since the Kickoff Luncheon, I have had the opportunity to do three more Kickoffs, and each of them was different.

The first one was at a Nordstrom Rack store in Tukwila, WA, and it was really casual. We had a slight mix-up when we thought we were at the wrong store, but it all turned out O.K. 🙂 It was a very casual event where the workers gathered at the front of the store and we spoke for about 10 minutes.  Andrea, who is in charge of the ambassador program spoke for a few minutes about the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and what JDRF does. Then I spoke about my story and what I enjoy about JDRF and Beat the Bridge. Afterward, we got to shop a bit before the store opened and one of the workers came up and told me how much she appreciated hearing my story.

The next two were at Nordstrom Corporate with the Nordstrom Rack Corporate people and the Nordstrom Beauty Corporate. The one with Nordstrom Rack Corporate was more official. It was in a boardroom with a podium and a screen where they showed our Ambassador video. The second one with Nordstrom Beauty was in a cute break room that they called the Inspiration Room, which I thought was perfect. Both groups though gave us goodie bags of free sample stuff which was so nice of them. Both groups were really welcoming and kind and I am so glad that I got to speak to their departments. I can’t wait to do more and I will keep you guys updated!

Also, I will add pictures as soon as possible. As of right now, I am having problems getting pictures uploaded.