Texans 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 Houston 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.
School Walk for Diabetes
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.
American Diabetes Association Sweethearts are young women from Houston area high schools who are invited by the Association to help in the fight against diabetes. Through this unique and rewarding program, Sweethearts gain valuable experience in fundraising, volunteerism, event planning and team work. The Association Sweetheart Program begins in August and concludes in May with the Sweetheart presentation at the Wine and Roses Gala.
For more information, please contact Michelle Hankinson at 713-977-7706 ext. 6065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.