Oregon - SW Washington
People living in Oregon and SW Washington are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as thousands of people suffer from the disease, and many others may have diabetes and not even 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 Oregon and SW Washington 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.
Anyone can ride a bike and help Stop Diabetes. Join us at Hillsboro Stadium and enjoy one of the five routes ranging from 5-100 miles. On your ride you will enjoy the rolling hills of the Willamette Valley, while winding your way through local vineyards, farms and hazelnut orchards. Start a team or ride as an individual on our Team Red! Take the ride of your life! Register to ride Today!
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes event is moving to the Oregon Convention Center! Register today and walk to support the American Diabetes Association. Following your walk, join us at the EXPO.
The EXPO is FREE and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, over 70 product and service exhibitors, as well as leading health experts talking about diabetes management, behavior change and prevention. Learn tips to stay healthy from head to toe.
Safe at School
In 2013, 130 families living with diabetes were reached through the Safe at School workshops to hlep protect their children from discrimination at school. 126 schools and 551 school personnel in Oregon/SW Washington were trained on diabetes 101 to ensure kids with diabetes are safe in their schools.
For more information or to set up a training at your school, please contact Jessica Goodrich at email@example.com.
Living With Type 2 Diabetes
Free on-year program for people newly diagnosed with diabetes. Sign up today or call 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383).
Stop Diabetes @ Work
A free employer hosted workplace wellness program provided by the American Diabetes Association to promote diabetes awareness, detection, management and education.
In 2013, we launched the Stop Diabetes @ Work program, working with 15 companies on diabetes and healthy living strategies for employees.
For more information, please contact Alison Bruun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a Diabetes Advocate!
Advocacy plays an integral role in our mission. We fight for people with diabetes at the state and federal level and in our courts. Diabetes advocates work to increase funding for diabetes research and programs; prevent diabetes; improve access to health care and eliminate discrimination against people with diabetes at school, work and elsewhere in their lives.
In 2013, 3,513 Advocates engaged in our advocacy efforts on behalf of those living with diabetes and prediabetes. 60 advocates join us in Salem and met wtih their representatives, sharing their personal stories.
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.