Houston, Texas

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.

Events

Program Info

Richard J.V. Johnson Memorial Gold Tournament

The 3rd Annual American Diabetes Association's Richard J.V. Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, October 20th 2014 at Riverbend Country Club. Mr. Johnson served as president, publisher, and chairman of the Houston Chronicle, was past chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Texas Medical Center and a Type 2 Diabetic. The Association's generosity to Mankind Award was only one of many tributes he received for his service to the Houston community. Please email Betsy Pelham at EPelham@diabetes.org for more information.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

We Step Out to do our part to Stop Diabetes! Participants are changing the future and making a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes. Step Out participants are committed to walk and raise money in this inspirational event, not because 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, but because they walk among us in our lives and at the event. Join us on Saturday, November 22 2014 at Northshore Park, or Minute Maid Park! Please email Danielle Soria-Orozco at dsoriaorozco@diabetes.org for more information.

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.

To get your school involved, please contact Mary Baumann at 713-977-7706 ext. 6093 or mbaumann@diabetes.org or Jillian Kentworthy at 713-977-7706 ext. 6085 or JKenworthy@diabetes.org.

Sweetheart Program

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 mhankinson@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.