March 10, 2011

American Diabetes Association North Texas Has Gone Social

We have recently launched our blog, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

Whether you want to ‘like‘ us on Facebook, ‘follow‘ us on Twitter, check out our blog, website or watch our videos on YouTube, it’s your choice! Pick your favorite way to stay in touch.

We will be providing updates on local and national events, volunteer opportunities, ways to donate, education on diabetes and much more. Please join us in the fight to find a cure for diabetes.
October 21, 2014

Fairway to Wellness

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Hotels.com Fairway to Wellness Charity Golf Tournament Returns for Third Year

Proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

 

DALLAS –October 17, 2014 –Hotels.com® announced today that the third annual Fairway to Wellness Golf Tournament, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association, will take place at the Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas on Wednesday, October 29th.

 

Amateur golfers will join Hotels.com for a friendly team golf competition to help spread awareness about diabetes, cancer, and deadly childhood illnesses. Through generous support from Hotels.com vendors, partners and affiliates, more than $300,000 in net proceeds has been raised for participating charities since Fairway to Wellness launched three years ago. .

 

“Hotels.com has a personal connection to building awareness and raising funds to beat diabetes, cancer and childhood illnesses,” said Neha Parikh, VP and general manager of Hotels.com North America. “Fairway to Wellness is the ultimate event for us to give back to these causes and bring together a community of like-minded partners to help with the cause.”

 

The tournament began in 2012 as the brainchild of two Hotels.com employees who have been affected by cancer and diabetes. Employees from the Hotels.com North America headquarters in Dallas will volunteer in organizing the event.

 

Sponsors include: HotelPlanner.com (Headliner), AppLovin, CJ Affiliate by Conversant, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Criteo, Fetch, TapCommerce, a Twitter Company, Tapjoy, TripAdvisor, TubeMogul, Assembly, Facebook, Havas Media, RadiumOne, Triggit, Union, AOL, energi PR, HookLogic, Tapad, Finn Partners and Rocket Fuel.

 

To find out how you can support the cause, please visit the Hotels.com Fairway to Wellness Facebook page and tweet with #F2W via @Hotelsdotcom.

 

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About the American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by 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. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

 

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than 3 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress, nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We’re finding cures as the nation’s  largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345or visit www.cancer.org/fight

 

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Since opening more than 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.

 

About Hotels.com (http://www.hotels.com)

Hotels.com is a leading online accommodation booking website owned and operated by Hotels.com L.P. with nearly 325,000 properties around the world, ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favorites and bed & breakfasts, together with all the information needed to book the perfect stay. Special apps for mobile phones and tablets can also be downloaded enabling customers to book on the go with access to 20,000 last minute deals.

 

© 2014 Hotels.com, LP. Hotels.com, The Obvious Choice and the Hotels.com logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Hotels.com, LP in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. CST # 2083949-50

 

Press Contacts:

Mary Apesos

Finn Partners for Hotels.com

Phone: (212) 593-6310

Email: mary.apesos@finnpartners.com

@FinnTravel

 

Taylor L. Cole, APR

Hotels.com North America

Phone: (469) 335-8442

Email: taycole@hotels.com

@TravelwithTLC

 

 

 

October 21, 2014

ADA 2014 Texas Health Resources Faith Based Community Breakfast and Vendor Fair

American Diabetes Association 2014 Texas Health Resources Faith Based Community Breakfast and Vendor Fair presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Texas!!

Join us on

Saturday, October 25, 2014

9:00am – 12:00pm

Ruthe Jackson Center

3113 South Carrier Parkway , Grand Prairie, TX 75052

 

If you have not sent in your RSVP, please do so by

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rev. Lumus A. Poydras  of Beth Eden Baptist  Church in Fort Worth, Texas will be our Keynote speaker and Rev. Dr. Kimberly Parks of The Church On the Move Ministries in Grand Prairie, Texas will be our Mistress of Ceremony. You don’t want to miss the spirit filled event!!!  If you have any questions, please let me know.

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Click below to see the PDF invite

Pastors’ Breakfast invite 2014

 

October 21, 2014

Great Info for Type 1 Families

With the Fall holidays and National Diabetes Month  approaching below are some past articles from Diabetes Forecast that are great for Type 1 Diabetes families and grandparents.

Cooking with Kids: Snacks
http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2010/nov/cooking-with-your-kids.html

Halloween story with a few recipes
http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2010/oct/enjoying-halloween-when-you-have-diabetes.html

Thanksgiving Kids Crafts
http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2011/nov/crafty-ways-for-kids-to-be-thankful.html

Non-Food Celebrations for the Holidays
http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2011/nov/something-more-to-celebrate.html

 

 

October 21, 2014

AT&T Stadium Fitness Class and Tour

Join Camp Dave Fit for a fitness class and tour of AT&T Stadium on October 25th.

Sign up now at campdavefit.com

If you have 5 or more people that would like to go, you can get a promotion code for discounted tickets.

Contact info here:

David T
Camp DaveFiT
214-683-1172
Innovative Fitness
www.campdavefit.com
@campdavefit

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October 21, 2014

Board Member Highlight: Amy Schornick, Chair, ADA Community Leadership Board

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Amy Schornick, 2014 Community Leadership Board Chair,  began her involvement with the American Diabetes Association about five years ago. During her tenure as a board member, she has served as chair of the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes Committee and has attended many events and programs, opened doors to new partnerships, and has recruited board members and volunteers. Here is a little more about her and her involvement with the ADA.

 

How long have you lived in Dallas?

I was born at Presbyterian Dallas and grew up in Richardson/Plano. I moved to Austin where I went to college at Southwestern University in Georgetown. I moved back to Dallas 25 years ago.

 

What does your job entail? Title?

Vice President Payor Relations and Contracting. I am responsible for managing contracted relationships with various payors that drive 60 percent of THRs net revenue.

 

How many children?

I have three daughters.  Jordan 32, Madeline 16, Taylor 14, grandchild 1.

 

Why do you volunteer for the ADA?

Five years ago my dear friend Dana McCormick introduced me to the work the ADA was doing in our community. I wanted to be a part of it. My husband is a type 2 diabetic; he’s had significant health issues as a result.  And my father is type 2 and my step-mother type 2 as well.

 

What is your favorite fundraising event hosted by the ADA? Why?

Step Out is my favorite because I’ve had the opportunity to chair the event and work with a phenomenal team. The reason I like the event is because it promotes diabetes awareness, raises funds for our local programs, promotes exercise and educates the community about diabetes.

 

How do you feel you have effected the most change as Chair?

This year our biggest challenge and opportunity was to revamp the activities and roles of our board members and to bring some clear focus and direction to maximize the influence in the community to benefit ADA.

 

What would you like to see happen in the next five years as far as reaching goals and setting strategies for the ADA?

With the growing importance of organizations like the ADA, my company, THR, and other non-profits in North Texas addressing community  health, I would like to see more community- wide partnership like the one we have with the ADA. We need to bind everyone together to effect change on a grander scale and in a community wide effort.

 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I would like to continue to contribute in bigger ways to the North Texas community on improving health and making health care affordable for our citizens.

 

If your life was a movie, which actor would you want to play you in the leading role?

Sandra Bullock and my younger said Jennifer Aniston. Sandra my girls say she creates the coolest characters. She’s got a lot of fire in her belly yet she’s approachable.

 

October 14, 2014

Trick or Treat?

Don’t let making the right treat choices spook you this Halloween. Here’s a handy carbohydrate content list to help you in your treat decision process.  Happy Halloween!

Halloween Candy Carb List

October 14, 2014

Fall Diabetes Symposium

American Diabetes Association and Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute are certified providers of the Texas Department of State Health Services Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program. Our symposium provides eight hours (8) for CHWs toward the state criteria for renewing existing certifications.

PROGRAM
7:30-8:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:00-9:30 Diabetes Update
9:45-12:00 Diabetes Medication Options
& Safety
12:00-1:00 Lunch served
1:00-2:30 Communication Techniques
2:30-4:00 Art of Effective Listening
4:00-5:00 Using Language Appropriately

REGISTER NOW!
Space is limited! To register, email
shill@diabetes.org or call 888.DIABETES.
For more information, contact Ginny Ives at
214.915.3204 or ginnyi@baylorhealth.edu.
Deadline: Thursday, November 6, 2014.

Click the link below to view the PDF

Diabetes Symposium 2014_ADA_DHWI

 

October 14, 2014

Tour de Cure… How many tour miles have you clocked?

DFW area resident Lew Alexander rode in 12 Tour de Cure events in 2014 – riding 1625 Tour miles and raising over $12,200 for the American Diabetes Association Go Red Rider! You are awesome Lew!

Lew Tour de Cure

October 14, 2014

When Diabetes is Your Running Buddy – UPDATE

So how did Team Diabadass do in the Capital to Coast relay?

I woke up Friday morning and thought, “Oh, my, the Capital to Coast relay started an hour ago!”

Why did I care about that? Because of the courageous and athletic guys I wrote about here – oh yeah, they also happen to have diabetes.

They did indeed finish the relay, which started at 4 a.m. Friday in Austin and ended 233 miles later in Corpus Christi. It took the team 40 hours and 9 minutes and they were the last team to cross the finish line. To which I say — THEY FINISHED!!!! HOORAY!

Read more here!

Tour de Cure DFW riders Don Muchow, Jeff Kilarski and Glenn de Veyra are featured in the Dallas Morning News talking about training for the Capital to Coast Relay while having diabetes. They are in a group of 12 people, 10 of them who have the disease, training for the 36-hour run from Austin to Corpus Christi. Our ADA board member, Jim Cadorette, is also quoted in the article.

October 14, 2014

Help Us Earn Cash! Do Your Holiday Shopping at AmazonSmile

The holiday season isn’t too far off! As you start thinking about the perfect gifts for your family and friends, keep in mind that, if you shop on AmazonSmile, you can earn money for the American Diabetes Association.

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What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon. It’s a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same prices, selection and shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will make a donation from the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization in order to browse or shop. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the American Diabetes Association.

To start shopping and donating today, click smile.amazon.com

 

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