Happy Thanksgiving from ADA Houston

The Houston American Diabetes office is closed so that our employees may celebrate the holiday with family and friends. We are thankful to all of you for another outstanding year. We have the best volunteers in the city and we are thankful for the continued generous support of our community and our corporate partners. We are dedicated to helping in the fight to find a cure for diabetes, and we thank you for all of your help.

I am thankful for a Healthy Family and being able to present my daughter at her wedding this year.  I feel blessed and thankful to be able to work with an aggressive, committed volunteer staff partnership that truly gives of themselves to Stop Diabetes®.

Ralston Creswell – Senior Executive Director

I am thankful for my wonderful family and loving friends; thankful for another year cancer-free and thankful for having a job that brings me lots of “mission moments” and the opportunity to work with such awesome volunteers.

Carole Lieber – Director Mission Delivery, Camp Rainbow, Wine & Roses Gala

I’m thankful for the chance to make a difference in children’s lives every day; thankful for my supportive family; and thankful for a job that allows me to form relationships that I’ll remember forever.

Amanda Caylor- Manager of Youth Markets

I am thankful for my amazing family and God’s love; thankful for my 6th year as a Houstonian and thankful for the fabulous group of high school girls, also known as the ADA Sweethearts, that dedicate their time and effort to the fight against diabetes and make my job so much fun!

Michelle Hankinson – Manager, Wine & Roses Gala, Sweetheart Program

I am thankful for the love of my family and friends that surrounds me daily. I am thankful for good health. I am truly thankful for the health of my son that was born prematurely earlier this year. He thrives each day and for that, I have a thankful attitude. I am thankful for the opportunity to be able to work for my community where I can make a difference regarding diabetes. This platform consistently reminds me how thankful I am for the resources that the American Diabetes Association provides to each person affected by diabetes.

Jennifer Williams – Manager, Mission Delivery

I am thankful for: All of the staff at the Houston ADA office who have helped me go from college student earning class credit as an ADA intern to an undergrad diploma recipient from University of Houston and Logistics Coordinator for Tour de Cure and Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. – My family and boyfriend who have been incredibly supportive while I finish my degree and began working at ADA. My iguana and horses who have not stopped loving me because of the decreased amount of time I’ve been able to spend with them during event time(lol).

Monica Carroll – Logistics Coordinator

I am thankful for a terrific, expanded family and the special joy of having a granddaughter, who, of course, is perfect.  I am very grateful for the gift of wonderful friends who like my family have supported me through joy and sorrow.  And I am thankful for the incredibly talented staff and volunteers that I work with at ADA.

 Betsey Pelham – Manager – Golf

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!  I am extremely thankful for my beautiful family and wonderful friends.  May you all be blessed with another wonderful year!

Liz Sian – Manager – Tour de Cure

I am thankful for my family and the support I get from them each and every day; thankful for my dog who has now learned not to chew up any of my shoes; thankful for all the new friendship that I have developed throughout the year; thankful to have a job that allows me to help make a difference in people’s lives and to have the opportunity to be a part of a great team.

Kayla Murguia – Specialist

I am thankful for my loving family and friends. I’m thankful for my child being in good health. I am thankful to be able to work for a place that allows me to make a difference in such an important cause. I’m thankful for my wonderful Tour de Cure committee who work so hard and give so much. I am thankful for all of my riders and Red Riders who have made such an impact on the fight against diabetes. I most thankful for all of the many blessings that God has given me.

Lisa McChristian-Director Tour de Cure

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