Columbia, South Carolina
South Carolinians are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as thousands of people suffer from the disease, and many others may have diabetes and not know it! It is estimated that one out of every three children born after 2000 in the United States will be directly affected by diabetes.
That is why the American Diabetes Association's Columbia office is so committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with the disease.
We are here to help.
The goal of this program is to increase awareness regarding the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment within the African American community. The program includes informative church and community-based activities, such as Project POWER and Choose to Live.
School Walk for Diabetes is an educational school fundraising program that promotes healthy living, school spirit and community involvement. While raising money for the American Diabetes Association, students learn about diabetes and the importance of making healthy choices, including eating nutritional foods and exercising every day.
The money raised through School Walk for Diabetes helps fund diabetes research, education and advocacy to support the American Diabetes Association's mission.
To get your school involved, contact Alison Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-373-9111 ext. 3267.
We welcome your help.
Your involvement as an American Diabetes Association volunteer — whether on a local or national level — will help us expand our community outreach and impact, inspire healthy living, intensify our advocacy efforts, raise critical dollars to fund our mission, and uphold our reputation as the moving force and trusted leader in the diabetes community.