Corpus Christi, Texas
Over 29 million Americans are affected by diabetes. People in South Texas are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as approximately 86,000 people in the Coastal Bend battle diabetes and prediabetes every day. Many of them don't even know it! It is estimated that one in three Americans will have diabetes by the year 2050, if current trends continue.
The American Diabetes Association's Corpus Christi office is dedicated to ensuring the before mentioned statistic does not become a reality by raising funds for research, programing and advocacy. The Corpus Christi office is committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetesand support those living with the disease through our many fundraising events.
We are here to help.
Camp Sandcastle, a program of the American Diabetes Association, was established over 20 years ago to broaden the opportunity of Coastal Bend children (ages 5 to 14) with type 1 diabetes to experience summer camp. Camp Sandcastle will be held at Camp Aranzazu from July 7 to 11, 2014.
Corpus Christi, Texas
Locally called "Dancing Through Downtown", the American Diabetes Association's Step Out Walk has been held on the 2nd weekend of October for over 10 years. The Step Out Walk has become a local tradition for residents throughout the Coastal Bend.
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 in support of the mission of the American Diabetes Association.
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.