Gary Forbes of The Denver Nuggets , Honorary Spokesperson for American Diabetes Association's NYC Step Out Walk!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The American Diabetes Association is the only non-profit organization supporting all 25.8 million Americans living with diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes.
18.8 million people diagnosed
7.0 million people undiagnosed
1.9 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older in 2010.

Last year more than 130,000 walkers from around the country joined in the fight against diabetes knowing that together we can Stop Diabetes. Each step they took and every dollar they raised helped the American Diabetes Association provide community based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.

Now it's your chance to become a part of Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and start making your contribution to change the future of diabetes.

Gary Forbes, NBA Player is named 2011 Honorary Spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association’s New York City StepOut to Stop Diabetes

Statement from Gary Forbes

"I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2005 at the age of 20. I would like to tell the world that Diabetes is a manageable diesase. As you can see, I'm here every day. I practice every day. You can live with it, and if you work hard, you can accomplish anything that you put your mind to"

One of my favorite quotes is CARPE DIEM meaning " Seize the Day"

So Lets all Step up to the plate and Fight aganist Diabetes!!!

                          Maxine Figueroa 2011 Youth Ambassador

 New York City's  Step Out : Walk To Stop Diabetes , takes place on Sunday October 23. 2011 at South Street Seaport

Each of us has someone in our life living with Diabetes whether its a family member, friend, associate, coworker or neighbor . Its up to us to MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


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