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.
Welcome to the 22nd annual Hampton Roads, Virginia Tour de Cure! Travel through the peaceful peanut countryside of Suffolk, Virginia. There's something for everyone, from a leisurely 10-mile Ride to routes with a more challenging length. For cyclists desiring a greater challenge, the Hampton Roads, VA Tour de Cure also offers a 25-mile Ride, a 65-mile Ride and a 100-mile Century. Tour de Cure is a ride, not a race, so take it at your own speed and enjoy the journey. Beach cruisers are welcome!
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is Association’s annual Walk event, with more than 300 sites nationwide. The event is a great setting for families, corporate teams, children and adults of all ages! The Walk features food/beverage, wellness fair, kid zone and more. Sponsors, corporate and family teams, and prizes needed!
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 Anastasia Peele at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.