This year’s Gala is Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Treasure Island Resort & Casino. At this event we honor four leaders in our community with the Stop Diabetes Awards: Share, Act, Learn and Give. This year we are honoring three organizations and one individual whose tireless efforts have supported the mission of the American Diabetes Association. Their contributions have helped make the lives of people with diabetes better through their leadership. Because of their commitment we move closer to the vision of ADA: a life free of diabetes and all its burdens.
Share Award – For sharing the story of the American Diabetes Association for the past 12 years through video showcasing Camp Needlepoint, the Diabetes EXPO and the Gala honorees. Through his creativity Monty has put a face to diabetes, our programs and those who have made our community strong.
YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
Act Award – For their efforts and work with people who have prediabetes or are at risk for diabetes to help them learn healthy eating and physical activity habits that have been proven to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes . The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) led National Diabetes Prevention Program, is a 16 week program that not only improves health, but could potentially save billions in future health care costs by preventing diabetes.
Novo Nordisk, Inc.
Learn Award – For their commitment to providing educational opportunities in the community by supporting and investing in diabetes awareness, prevention and behavior change to improving health and productivity through the Stop Diabetes @ Work Program, Pathways to Better Health Program and Healthcare Professional Education.
Cannon Falls, School Walk for Diabetes Program
Give Award – For hosting the School Walk for Diabetes Program for the Cannon Falls area school district. Through hosting the School Walk for Diabetes students have learned about diabetes and the importance of making healthy choices including eating nutritional foods and exercising every day while promoting school spirit and community involvement. Over the past 9 years they have raised over $175,000 to support the American Diabetes Association.
For more information on the Gala and how you can help, visit www.stopdiabetesgala.org.