People in the DMV region are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as thousands of people suffer from the disease, and many others may have diabetes and don't 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 National Capital Area is so committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with the disease.
We are here to help.
Washington, District of Columbia
The American Diabetes Association and Merck will be hosting a panel discussion to give people with type 2 diabetes tools to work with their doctor to set and reach their A1C goal. Hot 99.5’s Toby Knapp and Law & Order and Chicago Med’s S. Epatha Merkerson will also share their personal stories and unveil common challenges people with the disease face. The expert panel will then offer tips to help tackle those challenges head on. Join us for lunch to receive helpful resources and share your own type 2 diabetes story.
Join us for the 2017 Northern Virginia Tour de Cure at the Reston Town Center! When you register for the Tour de Cure you become a part of the American Diabetes Association’s largest fundraising event. Joining you will be thousands of participants from around the country who come together to directly impact the lives of people facing the daily challenges of diabetes and their loved ones.
Washington, District of Columbia
Join us for the 2017 Washington, D.C. Tour de Cure on the Washington Monument Grounds! When you register for the Tour de Cure you become a part of the American Diabetes Association’s largest fundraising event. Joining you will be thousands of participants from around the country who come together to directly impact the lives of people facing the daily challenges of diabetes and their loved ones.
The American Diabetes Association has established a program to train volunteers to implement diabetes/wellness education workshops in the Washington DC Metro Area. The idea is to give people who are passionate about health promotion the resources they need to act by leading workshops on diabetes/wellness in their communities. These workshops will help get the word out about prevention strategies and the dangers of uncontrolled diabetes. The Association also hopes these workshops become places community members can exchange ideas about what they are doing to stay healthy. The ideal audience will be people that you know from your communities. Ambassador volunteers have the opportunity to motivate friends, family and members of the community to join the fight to Stop Diabetes! Trainings to become an American Diabetes Association Ambassador will be held every other month.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in serving as an American Diabetes Association Ambassador, please contact Abigail Rose Drucis at 202-331-8303 ext. 4518 or email@example.com.
Health Fairs and Presenter Requests
The American Diabetes Association values the importance of establishing and maintaining community relationships and providing information and services to the local community.
If you would like the American Diabetes Association to participate in a health fair, expo, or other community event, please complete the request form. We require submission of this form four to six weeks prior to the event start date. Please contact Abigail Rose Drucis s at 202-331-8303 ext. 4518 or firstname.lastname@example.org any questions or concerns./p>
Note: Health fair and speaker requests made for events taking place before June 30, 2017 will be considered on limited basis.
Thank you for your consideration!
Volunteer With Us
Your involvement as an American Diabetes Association volunteer—whether on a local or national level—will help improve lives of everyone impacted by diabetes, maybe even someone close to you. There are many ways for you to get involved—a little time can have a big impact.