Hi! Welcome to our new blog straight from the Houston office of the American Diabetes Association! This is our latest effort to keep you up to date on the fight to find a cause and a cure for diabetes, and to let you know what’s happening here locally.
We’re launching this blog, a new Facebook page, and a Twitter account because we want to make it easy for you to find out about the important events and programs of our Houston office. November is American Diabetes Association month and there is a LOT of stuff happening here!
You’ve found our blog, now we would love for you to follow it! You can either become a blog follower, become a fan of us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. No matter which social medium you select, you will get the most recent information regarding our events, ways to volunteer and give!
Speaking of ways to help –
First up… We really need your help on Tuesday Nov. 16th. The ADA , the Houston Galleria, Simon Malls and the Galleria Chamber of Commerce will host an event, organized to bring awareness to this chronic, deadly disease.
PLEASE joins us at The Galleria Ice Rink, at 10am, wear red and hold a STOP Diabetes sign to signify your commitment to fighting this disease. It won’t take more than a half an hour. We hope to encircle the rink (in Galleria I) with volunteers holding the signs, which we will provide. I have attached the media release. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We must STOP Diabetes. We know this effort will not accomplish that. But it will show Houston that there are a lot of people committed to making it happen.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACTS: Carole Lieber
American Diabetes Association
(713) 977-7706 ext 6091
HUNDREDS OF SUPPORTERS GATHER ON ICE AT THE GALLERIA TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST DIABETES
November is American Diabetes Month
WHAT: To salute American Diabetes Month, the Houston American Diabetes Association, Simon Malls, The Galleria and The Galleria Chamber of Commerce are joining forces to bring awareness to the growing movement to STOP DIABETES ®.
VISUAL: Hundreds of supporters wearing red and armed with STOP signs are expected to take a stand around the ice rink in a silent protest to the fact that many people do not consider diabetes a serious epidemic.
WHO: The American Diabetes Association invites all companies, organizations and individuals to come out and take a stand against Diabetes. Participants are invited to show their support for the cause by wearing red.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 16th at 10 a.m.
WHY: Diabetes is a leading cause of death in the United States, affecting more than 23 million children and adults. Another 53 million American are at high risk for the disease, which is the leading case of blindness, amputation and kidney failure. It is also a leading cause of heart disease and strokes. In a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control, those numbers are set to double, even triple by the year 2050, if current trends do not change.
WHERE: The Ice at The Galleria
INFO: Please call Carole at (713) 977-7706 ext 6091