The American Diabetes Association Presents Chair Citation Award to Lil Jon

Contacts

Lisa Gibson
ltamara@diabetes.org
703-549-1500 ext. 4824

Alexandria, Virginia
November 18, 2013

The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest and leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, presented the Chair Citation Award to rapper, Grammy Award winning record producer, entrepreneur and international DJ, Lil Jon, at the Community Volunteer Leadership Conference that took place this past weekend in Nashville, Tenn.

The National Board of Directors created this award to provide national recognition for local achievement to those who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and commitment in their community, and who have had a positive impact in advancing the mission of the American Diabetes Association.

Lil Jon chose the American Diabetes Association as his charity of choice while participating in NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.” His participation on the television show garnered a $195,000 donation to the American Diabetes Association. Lil Jon’s mother passed away from complications of type 2 diabetes shortly after the season finished taping. 

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 (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.