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Events

Our special events help raise critical funds for educational programs, advocacy and research while forwarding the mission of the American Diabetes Association: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Father of the Year

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Father of the Year is an event that honors outstanding fathers for their ability to successfully balance their professional and personal lives while making an impact in the community.

Father of the Year Denver
June 2016

For more information, please contact Lenore Christensen at 720-855-1102 ext. 7010 or lchristensen@diabetes.org

Tour de Cure

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Tour de Cure® is the Association's signature cycling event. Routes vary from 10 miles to 100 miles with fully stocked rest stops, full lunch, live entertainment and amazing start and finish energy.

Tour de Cure Colorado
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Boulder County Fairgrounds - Longmont, CO

Tour de Cure Southern Colorado
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Mary Kyer Park - Colorado Springs, CO

For more information, please contact Nicole Meyer (Colorado) at 720-855-1102 ext. 7018 or nmeyer@diabetes.org; or Lauren Graham (Southern Colorado) at 720-855-1102 ext. 7012 or lgraham@diabetes.org.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

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Step Out is the Association's signature fundraising event. Join a team, become a captain or a Step Out Champion and tell us why do you walk?

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes Denver
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Downtown Aquarium - Denver, CO

For more information, please contact Lenore Christensen at 720-855-1102 ext. 7010 or lchristensen@diabetes.org.

Programs

Our Mission Delivery team develops awareness programs, educational events and youth intiatives programs in Colorado to help educate, increase knowledge about the Association and its events, and help fulfill the Associaton's mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Family Link

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Learning to live with diabetes doesn't happen overnight - and you don't have to do it alone. The Family Link program offers support and resources for families living with type 1 diabetes when you need us most - every day. The Colorado Family Link program offers: Parent Mentors, Camp Colorado, A1C - Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Community, Safe at School, Everyday Wisdom Kits, Social Events and more!

For more information, please visit the Family Link Colorado page or contact Emily Fay-Enriquez at 720-855-1102 ext. 7015 or emfay@diabetes.org.

Latino Initiatives

Latino Initiatives in Colorado seeks to inform and educate the Latino/Hispanic community about the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of regular exercise and eating healthy. The programs components are community-based health awareness, outreach and education through workshops and events. Latino Initiatives in Colorado offers Diabetes Self-Management Education, Diabetes Prevention Program, Bi-National Health Week, Everybody Move for Your Health, Ventanillas de Salud and more! Visit the Latino Initiatives page to learn more.

For more information, please contact Monica Chavez-Singleton at 720-855-1102 ext. 7032 or mchavez@diabetes.org.

Diabetes Advocates

Sign up to receive easy advocacy Action Alerts and take action to let our state and federal legislators understand the urgent need to Stop Diabetes.

To learn more about advocacy efforts in Colorado, please contact Jaclyn McDonald at 720-855-1102 ext. 7041 or jmcdonald@diabetes.org.

Diabetes Prevention Program

As part of the Colorado Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), the Association holds pending recognition status from the CDC to offer DPP classes in both English and Spanish. The 16 week course aims to help participants lose 5-7% of their body weight to lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

For more information, please contact Monica Chavez-Singleton at 720-855-1102 ext. 7032 or mchavez@diabetes.org.

High Five to Stop Diabetes

High Five to Stop Diabetes is an awareness campaign that aims to better engage Coloradans in the conersation around diabetes. High Five to Stop Diabetes is activated at each of our events and via social media.

For more information, please contact Jaclyn McDonald at 720-855-1102 ext. 7041 or jmcdonald@diabetes.org.

Living With Type 2 Diabetes

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Living With Type 2 Diabetes is a free program that helps you understand your diagnosis and take control of your type 2 diabetes. We offer free monthly workshops and events for those living with type 2 diabetes and their loved ones in Colorado Springs. Check the Community Calendar to learn about upcoming events.

For more information, please contact Lauren Graham at 720-855-1102 ext. 7012 or lgraham@diabetes.org.

Stop Diabetes @ Work

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Stop Diabetes @ Work is a research-based initiative that can be customized to fit within your existing wellness efforts or used as a stand-alone healthy worksite program.

For more information on Stop Diabetes @ Work in Colorado please contact Kelly Jackson at 720-855-1102 ext. 7020 or kjackson@diabetes.org.