Bret Michaels: On the Road to Recovery
Bret Michaels Recieves Chair's Citation Award
June 25, 2010 — Nash M. Childs, PE, Chair of the Board, American Diabetes Association, presents Bret Michaels with the American Diabetes Association Chair's Citation Award.
The award was given in recognition of Bret's passion and commitment in raising awareness about diabetes and his efforts to stop this deadly disease.
Congratulations to Bret Michaels on winning NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice"! We are proud of your efforts in furthering the movement to Stop Diabetes℠ by winning $390,000 for the American Diabetes Association. Share your message of congratulations with Bret by going to stopdiabetes.com.
Do you like the bandannas that Bret wears? You can purchase a special edition bandanna by going to www.bandannawarehouse.com. Net proceeds from the sale of the bandannas will help support the American Diabetes Association and the movement to Stop Diabetes℠.
For most of his adult life, Bret Michaels was in the public spotlight for his music as lead singer for the heavy metal band Poison.
However, his work on the VH1 reality show Rock of Love and his boardroom chats with Donald Trump on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice began to shed light on his type 1 diabetes, which he's lived with since he was 6 years old.
Michaels has donated the $140,000 he's won on the show thus far to support the American Diabetes Association, the leading provider of diabetes camps for children.
More recently he has been in the public eye due to his health battles, first with appendicitis and then with a brain hemorrhage, which had him fighting for his life. He appeared on Oprah on May 19 to talk about that medical emergency.
Earlier this year, he spoke with the American Diabetes Association's magazine, Diabetes Forecast, about his music, his diabetes, and his TV career. The magazine also has an update on his condition and his victory on the season finale of NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, which aired on Sunday, May 23.
For More Information
- Get the latest updates on Bret's condition at his personal website.
- Learn about how you can support our Diabetes Camps, like Bret has.
- If your child has type 1 diabetes, have him or her visit our section created specially for kids: PlanetD.
- Support the American Diabetes Association by bidding on items from NBC's Celebrity Apprentice. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the American Diabetes Association and the Hollyrod Foundation.
- Check out Bret's Snapple Blend Tea: Trop-A-Rocka
- Read Bret's story on stopdiabetes.com and join our movement to Stop Diabetes℠.
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