The Leadership Board of the American Diabetes Association in Houston would like to thank everyone who helped make the May 4,2012 Wine & Roses Gala a huge success, raising nearly $400,000 in the fight against diabetes. The annual event was held in the ballroom at the Hilton on Post Oak.
Chairs of the events were Suzanne and Danny Grant. Honorary chairs were Gina Gaston and Mario Elie. Honorees were Baker Hughes and Executive Chairman Chad Deaton, Glenn R. Cunningham, M.D. and The Medallion Foundation.
All were honored for their outstanding commitment to improving the lives of others in our community through leadership, philanthropy and service.
Baker Hughes was honored for Outstanding Corporate Support.
The American Diabetes Association proudly presented 62 young women who participated during the 2011-2012 school year as ADA Sweethearts.
They represented Memorial, St. Agnes, Kinkaid, Emery, Lamar, Episcopal, Bellaire, Second Baptist, St. Pius X and Westchester High Schools. They spent the past year fundraising and volunteering for the ADA. They are everything we could wish for in the leaders of tomorrow.
More than 26 million children and adults in the United States live with this chronic and devastating disease. An estimated 400,000 of them are in the Houston area. Direct and indirect medical costs were $218 billion in 2007. In addition to those who live with diabetes, another 79,000 are pre-diabetic and likely to develop the disease within the few years.
If present trends continue, 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes by the year 2050.
For more information on the American Diabetes Associations Wine & Roses Wine Auction and Gala, please contact Gala staff director, Carole Lieber at 713-523-2382 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.