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

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)