American Diabetes Association Honors Outstanding Community Service

Alexandria,
November 12, 2012

The American Diabetes Association honored several of its volunteers for  outstanding contributions in the fight to Stop Diabetes at the Association’s Community Volunteer Leadership Conference this past weekend in New Orleans. These volunteers made significant contributions to the Association’s Stop Diabetes movement on a national and local level.

SHARE Leadership Award - These volunteers demonstrated in their community a significant and ongoing ability to recruit, train, and motivate local volunteers by sharing their passion, time, commitment and enthusiasm in a leadership role on a committee, event or community leadership board.

• Jennifer Harris, Nicholasville, Ky.
• Cherie Jones, RN, CDE, Houston
• Amy Manning, JD, Elmhurst, Ill.
• William Schultz, Ketchikan, Alaska

ACT Advocacy Award – These volunteers demonstrated in their community a significant and ongoing commitment to supporting Association activities to affect public policy to benefit people with diabetes or to protect the rights and livelihoods of those with diabetes.

• Logan Nicole Gregory, Lexington, Ky.
• Gayle Ishima, Honolulu
• Hillary Liber, San Diego

LEARN Outreach Award – These volunteers demonstrated in their community a significant and ongoing commitment to those affected by diabetes by organizing, conducting, and facilitating Association programs and activities that provide education, raise awareness, and deliver services.

• Gloria Brown, San Mateo, Calif.
• Anthony J. Cannon, MD, Hamilton, N.J.
• Deborah E. Holmes, St. Louis
• Nate Waters, Tulsa, Okla.

GIVE Financial Performance Award – These volunteers demonstrated in their community a significant and ongoing commitment to raising money for research and initiatives that support our mission, either by direct solicitation or by service in our largest fundraising programs.

• Jim and Elaine Abicht, Smithfield, Va.
• Mark Fischer, Fairfield, Calif.
• Howard Katz, Clifton Park, N.Y.
• Nicholas J. Rauber, Baton Rouge, La.

The American Diabetes Association is the largest voluntary health organization committed to the fight to Stop Diabetes. Each year the Association honors volunteers who have made a significant contribution to this fight.

About the American Diabetes Association

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the ADA supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)