Glen Allen-Richmond, Virginia

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More than 3 million Virginians - or 39 percent - are affected by diabetes and prediabetes; and many of these individuals don't yet know it. If current trends continue, it is estimated that one in three Americans will have diabetes by the year 2050.

For this reason the American Diabetes Association's Central Virginia office is committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with the disease. We are here to help.

Events

  • 18 Oct 8:30 AM

    Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

    Richmond, Virginia
    Join us for this dynamic community event representing those living with diabetes, family and friends, media, local businesses and healthcare leaders. This is our chance to Step Out to raise awareness of the seriousness of diabetes!

Program Info

Live Empowered Program

The Live Empowered program increases awareness of diabetes and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment within the African American community. Diabetes is one of the most serious health problems this demographic faces today, with 25 percent of African Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 having diabetes.

For more information, contact Avanti Allen-Benson at 757-424-6662 ext. 3277 or aallenbenson@diabetes.org.  

Stop Diabetes @ Work

A research-based initiative, Stop Diabetes @ Work can be customized to fit within your existing wellness efforts or used as a stand-alone healthy worksite program. Turnkey materials including healthy lifestyle advice, recipes, diabetes management information and more can be co-branded and shared with your employees all year long.

To learn more and bring wellness to your workplace, please contact Kelly Austin at 804-225-8038 ext. 3287 or kaustin@diabetes.org.

Denim for Diabetes

You're invited to participate in the American Diabetes Association's Alert Campaign: Denim for Diabetes. If approved by your company, employees may purchase $5 Denim for Diabetes stickers entitling them to wear denim to work and making them ambassadors for diabetes awareness in your company and in our community.

To learn more about bringing diabetes awareness to your workplace, please contact Kelly Austin at 804-225-8038 ext. 3287 or at kaustin@diabetes.org.

Volunteer Center

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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.

Find volunteer opportunities in our area through the Volunteer Center.