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People in the Kansas City area are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes, with thousands of people suffering from the disease locally. Many others have diabetes and don't know it. More than 320,000 people in our metro area are affected by diabetes, and 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 your American Diabetes Association's KC Metro office is committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those who have the disease with resources and information. Call us—we're here to help.
Upcoming Community Events
Kansas City's Spring Diabetes Seminar - "Diabetes: Head to Toe"
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to Noon
Registration Opens: 8:30 a.m.
Program Begins: 9:00 a.m.
St. Joseph Medical Center, Community Center, Bldg. D, North doors, Kansas City, MO 64114
Topics include hearing loss, healthy eating and proper foot care. There is no fee for this program but advance registration is required.
Please contact Trish Thedinger at 913-383-8210 ext. 6841 to reserve your seat today!
Diatribe's 3rd Annual Stop Diabetes Motorcycle Ride - Register Today!
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00a.m.
Start: The Chop Shop 1315 S. Noland Rd. Independence MO
Finish: Papa Jack's Pizza 1014 Main St. Lexington, MO
$30 per rider, $15 per passenger
Join this family-centered 100 mile motorcycle ride that comes together to Stop Diabetes. You can register on the day of the ride or register online at www.diabetes.org/diatribekc. Join with Diatribe and ride for a cure!
Kansas City Tour de Cure® "Wheels To Weston" - Register Today!
Sunday, June 2, 2013
English Landing Park
"Wheels to Weston" is back and it's time to saddle up! Come experience great food, entertainment and our brand new Tour de Cure route—start at English Landing Park in Parkville, MO and head up to Weston, MO before making the journey back to the park. We offer an 11, 45 and 58 mile ride... something for everyone!
For more information, contact Courtney Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-393-8210 ext. 6846.
Camp Planet D - Campers are in- Camp is filled!
July 14 to July 19, 2013
Tall Oaks Conference Center
For children ages 7 to 15
Summer Camp Planet D for Kids with Diabetes has reached its attendance limit for the 2013 session. But don't despair! There is a Diabetes Camp that's waiting to hear from you. The American Diabetes Association in Wichita KS holds Camp Discovery, June 16 to 24 at the Rock Springs Ranch in Junction City, KS. For more information about Camp Dscovery as well as their mini-camp for younger campers, KaDiDaCa, call Doni Kealey at 316-684-6091 or email Doni at email@example.com.
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® - Registration Now Open!
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Registration Opens: 7:30 a.m.
Walk Begins: 9:00 a.m.
Join us for a morning of get-up-and-go as we stride out to Stop Diabetes! Theis Park, near the Kansas City Plaza, is again the site of the 2013 Kansas City Step Out. We'll meet in the morning to enjoy breakfast, entertainment and a brisk walk near the Plaza. Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is inspirational and provides the awareness our community needs to understand the impact of diabetes on each of us individually. What better way to get involved than to gather for a morning of fun, food and fellowship!
For more information, contact Leslie Hernandez Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org 913-383-8210 ext. 6842.
Driven to a Cure - Get Your Tickets Today!
Saturday, October 5th, 6:00 p.m.
Overland Park Covention Center
Event Chairs: Brian and Jeannie Unruh
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines for a night of cocktails, dinner and dancing, as well as both live and silent auctions. We're pleased to announce that "Hoops & Sneakers" is getting a new set of car keys for 2013. Renamed "Driven to a Cure", the 7th Annual Gala will offer exciting opportunities for its guests. A new name, a new venue and a new date--but the same great cause!
Also Coming Up in 2013
Fall Diabetes Seminar, Leavenworth, date to be announced
American Diabetes Month, North Kansas City Hospital, November, 2013
Fall Diabetes Patient Education Seminar, Saturday, October 26th, 2013 at North Kansas City Hospital
Want Quick Answers to Questions About Diabetes?
Maybe you're wondering about what you can eat, how to manage a spike in blood glucose, or how to get financial assistance for medicine. Help is a 1-800 phone call away! The American Diabetes Association provides a Call Center for Information and Community Support that is ready for your inquiries from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Dial 1-800 DIABETES for information (1-800-342-2383).
If you'd rather use email to ask about diabetes-related questions or to request a diabetes information packet, send your inquiry to AskADA@diabetes.org. Remember include your name and address for information requests.
Want local help? Contact Trish Thedinger in Overland Park at 913-383-2810 ext. 6841.
Looking For an Opportunity to Volunteer?
Contact our Volunteer Center—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. Learn more at the Association's Volunteer Center.
Other Ways to Interact With Us
Follow our local office to learn more about what's happening in your community:
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