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Setting the standard - Feature Stories
December 2009 Issue
Phil Southerland is constantly on the move. As co-founder and CEO of cycling’s not-for-profit Team Type 1, he spent September in San Francisco; Orange County, Calif.; Las Vegas; St. Louis; Atlanta (home base, though he spent only one day there); Miami; Milwaukee; Newark, N.J.; and New York. September’s itinerary is typical; this year Southerland (BSA ’05) spent more than 200 days and 100,000 flight miles on the road, working via phone and computer to direct his team’s mission of helping diabetics live better lives. But on this day in August he’s at Camp Kudzu near Cleveland, Ga., where kids with type 1 diabetes—like Southerland—come to play and learn how to better manage their disease. Tonight he’ll give a formal talk and share what he has learned as an athlete with diabetes, but for the moment Southerland, 27, is just another (big) kid having fun. His arms and legs are painted with large red dots, the result of walking by art class …
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