Friday, November 14th found over 275 North Texans participating in the 7th Annual World Diabetes Day. The day started with Symposium Speakers from ACAP Health, Catapult Health and Pennington Bio Research Center at LSU.
They presented fascinating information that captured the audience with critical information about the diabetes epidemic.
The J. Denis McGarry Awards were presented at the Luncheon to Dr. Joyce Repa, an American Diabetes Association Research Scientist and a member of the Research Foundations Grant Review Committee, as well as
Lockheed Martin – who received the Corporate Partner award for their Sponsorship and Team fundraising for Tour de Cure. Debbie Gregor received theLuskey Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with our School Walk at Keller ISD, they have raised over $230,000 in the past 9 years, this year raising $76,000. The new Living Proof Ambassador Award went to Jim West, a Tour De Cure Committee member who has battled type 1 diabetes for 75 years! Truly an amazing individual and life story. Our Expo featured Johnny Quinn, 2014 Olympian from North Texas with 33 vendors we filled the room with great information. Catapult did AIC Screenings and the average for the day was 5.4!!!! Utilifit sent challenges to participants during the day to keep everyone moving. Everyone also received a catalogue of Free Healthy Living Apps for their smart phones. Then later that evening the City of Dallas turned blue in honor of World Diabetes Day.
Pictures of Dallas’s Blue Buildings, then Quin Neal, Sr. Executive Director of North Texas and Johnny Quinn, 2014 US Olympian at the World Diabetes Day Expo.