Statement by the American Diabetes Association on the Passing of Nash M. Childs, PE

Alexandria, Virginia
December 21, 2015

The American Diabetes Association mourns the loss of Nash M. Childs, PE of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Mr. Childs served as an Association volunteer for more than 25 years, having been Chair of the Board in 2010, and a member of the Fundraising, Audit, Finance, Nominating and Community & Volunteer Development committees. In 2010 he received the Association's Charles H. Best Medal for Service and Leadership.

"Mr. Childs was an exceptional leader with an untiring commitment to fighting diabetes," commented Kevin L. Hagan, Chief Executive Officer, American Diabetes Association. "Countless lives have been impacted because of his passion, generosity and kindness. He will be greatly missed and richly remembered. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones."

At the local level, Mr. Childs served as Co-Chair of the Diabetes Classic 100 Golf Outing, participated in many local fundraising events and was an active member of the Wilmington, Delaware/Del Mar Community Leadership Board, serving as its Chair for several years before joining the Association's National Board.

"Nash's guiding principle was always to do what was right for people with diabetes," said Janel Wright, JD, Chair of the Board, American Diabetes Association. "I, and others, learned so much from Nash. As a person with diabetes, I am forever grateful for how he inspired so many people to care about our mutual cause."

Mr. Childs served as Executive Vice President of Bancroft Construction Company in Wilmington, Delaware and was a member of the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers.

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)