Virginians 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 Norfolk 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.
The Association's annual cycling and fundraising event, featuring four scenic routes that start and finish in the peanut countryside of Suffolk, Virginia. There's a ride for everyone, with incredible route support, stocked rest stops, live entertainment and the best volunteers!
Live Empowered Program
The Live Empowered program is a targeted approach to increasing awareness of the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment in the African-American community. The program includes informative faith- and community-based activities such as Project POWER, Your Total Diabetes Wellness and Choose to Live: Sisters Strong Together.
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 a (suggested) $5 Denim for Diabetes sticker, ambassador card and risk tests entitling them to wear denim to work—and make them ambassadors for diabetes awareness in our community.
For more information, please contact Hee Jea Yang at email@example.com or 757-424-6662 ext. 3283.
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. Read more about it later when we update.
Find volunteer opportunities in our area through the Volunteer Center.