Glen Allen-Richmond, Virginia
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.
Richmond’s 5K walk at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center raises awareness about the seriousness of diabetes and shares with our community the importance of healthy living. Our signature fundraising event includes an educational Wellness Village, entertainment, a KidZone and healthy lunch by Subway for all participants.
2015 Diabetes Education Program
The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation has awarded the American Diabetes Association a grant to bring diabetes education to high risk communities in Central Virginia. The comprehensive education program with six workshops and then follow up and support throughout the year is designed to increase awareness regarding the seriousness of type 2 diabetes and the disparities and high prevalence of diabetes in high risk communities, while decreasing Body Mass Index (BMI) among the 500 participants.
We are currently recruiting both participants and workshop facilitators. You do not need to have diabetes to participate. Contact Bedford Thaxton at 804-225-8038 ext. 3280 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
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 email@example.com.
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 Laura Haemker at 804-225-8038 ext. 3287 or firstname.lastname@example.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 Laura Haemker at 804-225-8038 ext. 3287 or at email@example.com.
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.