American Diabetes Association Honors Outstanding Community Service

Alexandria, Virginia
November 18, 2013

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 Nashville, Tenn.  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.
•    John Dutcher, Salt Lake City
•    Thomas Henson Jr., Raleigh, N.C.
•    Kurt Martin, Houston
•    Angelo Mazzone, Scotia, N.Y.

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.
•    Lawton Hatley, JD, Charlotte, N.C.
•    Ed Kraus, JD, Chicago
•    Michael F. McCabe, JD, San Francisco
•    Irene Smith, Las Vegas

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.
•    Joyce Boudoin, Orlando, Fla.
•    Docia Craft, Pflugerville, Texas
•    Michael McDermott, MD, Denver
•    Kathleen Stanley, RD, LD, CDE, MSEd, BC-ADM, Lexington, Ky.

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.
•    Janet Gless, Riverside, Calif.
•    Barbara Osborne, Louisville, Ky.
•    Bob Parkinson, Deerfield, Ill.
•    Stephen Wolf, Bentonville, Ark.

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 movement.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.