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 Suffolk countryside is never more beautiful than when you're riding to help find a cure for diabetes! Join us on April 29, 2017 for the annual Tour de Cure! The Tour is a ride, not a race, with your choice of 10, 25, 65 and 100-mile routes designed for riders of all ages, including the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. The event is supported from start to finish, with rest stops, mechanical support, safety marshals and food to fuel your journey along the way. Your cycling adventure also includes a post ride celebration with entertainment and delicious food!
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.