Friends & Family,
So many lives are touched by diabetes. Today, 29 million Americans are living with diabetes and this is why I am participating in Team Diabetes and committing to do something about it!
- 1 in 11 Americans is living with diabetes.
- 1 in 4 adults who has it doesn't know it.
- 1 in 3 adults is at risk of developing it.
In the next 24 hours, 4,660 new cases of diabetes will be diagnosed. That's more than 3 friends, neighbors, co-workers or family members diagnosed with diabetes every minute of every day. As some of you might not know, I diagnosed my father, David Whitney with diabetes in 2008 at the age of 58. I was working for GSK selling a diabetes medication and knew the symptoms to look for. Thanks to diet, exercise, and effective medications he leads a very healthy life. On 4/15 I am running the SHAPE Women's Half Marathon for him and so many others dealing with this disease. I am so lucky to have him as my father and now grandfather to my children.
Each dollar I raise will be used to support the American Diabetes Association's mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. I invite you to join me. Please support my efforts, make an impact, and help shape the future of diabetes. Please click on the Donate button!
Thank you for making a generous contribution to this cause that is so important to me!