Pennsylvanians 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia office serves Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware.
Community Walk to Stop Diabetes is a new initiative of the American Diabetes Association's movement to Stop Diabetes. This local grass roots walk event will be organized, coordinated and implemented by local Volunteer Walk Coordinators in communities that are far from the closest Step Out.
Step Out is the Association’s signature fundraising walk. The event has been taking place for more than 20 years and has raised more than $175,000,000 to Stop Diabetes! Step Out day is a huge celebration of the fundraising efforts you put into this event.
Our programs are delivered by a committed staff with extensive experience working with diverse populations and with those living with diabetes. Our Live Empowered and Por tu Familia programs address the lack of general diabetes education for members of the African-American and Latino communities, by offering comprehensive information about the long term complications that can be avoided with proper diabetes care and management.
For more information about our specialized programs, please contact Michelle Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.