Taylor Fulford spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee about her work with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and her upcoming participation in the Miss Florida Pageant.
Fulford was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was fourteen and the Okeechobee High School alum has dedicated her time to raise funds for the JDRF. She has to inject herself with insulin up to six times a day. To date, Fulford has helped raise over $25,000 including over $9000 in May when she organized the inaugural Crowns For A Cure Pageant.
Fulford has been asked to be an advocate for the Greater Palm Peach Chapter of the Juvenile Research Foundation. She will travel all over Florida and possibly some lobbying trips to Washington DC raising juvenile diabetes awareness. Learn more at www.jdrf.org/southernflorida.
In mid-July Fulford will compete in the Miss Florida Pageant for the seventh time. In her previous six pageants she has placed no lower than the top fifteen and has been top five the previous two years. Fulford admits she really wants to win the title this year.
The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee is a youth service organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in our community. The club meets every Thursday at noon in the back room at Lakeside Grill. Anyone interested in joining or learning more about the club is invited to attend. Like the Club on Facebook and message the club with further questions.
You can listen to the entire interview below.