Any TODAY Show fans out there? Well, be sure to tune in next week, when they'll be talking diabetes.
Throughout the week, sexy co-host Maria Menounos will lead a series on diabetes including her personal story (she's very involved since her Dad has Type 1), a taped spot with kids, and then a big plaza fair event in New York City on Friday, Oct. 10.
[Maria also lobbied for the cause on Capitol Hill recently, calling for the Federal Government to introduce an official "Diabetes Coordinator" position to the House and Senate.]
The TODAY show "plaza fair" shindig will be an open air/open to the public event right outside the studio. If you live in NYC, or happen to be nearby, the TODAY staffers are encouraging everyone to stop by NBC's Studio 1A on 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues between 6:30am and 10:00am next Friday. "Don't forget to bring your friends and family!" they say.
Apparently they're working with the ADA, JDRF and the Entertainment Industry Foundation's (EIF) Diabetes Aware Program to "obtain content," and have confirmed "some of the best doctors, nutritionists, and fitness trainers to be on-site to answer questions and to disperse information to the general public." They'll also be shooting two segments direct from the plaza — featuring the festivities live on national television — so this might just be your chance to get your diabetic mug on TV, waving in the background like all those other TODAY show groupies. Only hopefully it'll be nice and warm in New York next Friday morning... or, you could be home watching in your fuzzy slippers.
Either way, be sure to set your Tivo. I'm pretty darn to curious myself to see how these celebs handle my disease — or if they'll be touching on the realities of Type 1 at all.