The American Diabetes Association Presents Chair Citation Award to Lil Jon

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.

About the American Diabetes Association

More than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and every 23 seconds another person is diagnosed with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (Association) is the global authority on diabetes and since 1940 has been committed to its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To tackle this global public health crisis, the Association drives discovery in 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 provides support and advocacy for people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes and the health care professionals who serve them. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETESS (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)