Support the American Diabetes Association through your electricity plan at NO EXTRA COST in 3 easy steps!

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  1. Go to GiftedEnergy.com & enter your zip code
  2. BROWSE and select the energy rate that best fits your household.  You can RENEW with your same electricity provider or select a new one.
  3. Pick the AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION as your preferred charity.  A percentage of the proceeds from GiftedEnergy.com are donated to the American Diabetes Association at no extra cost.

BAPS Charities Walk Green

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BAPS Charities Walk Green in Dallas, Texas, boasted over 920 walkers and raised over $2,500 for the American Diabetes Association this Saturday, May 14 in Dallas. Nationally, BAPS Charities Walk Green, organized in more than 50 cities across North America, supported The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to plant and restore over 1.6 million acres of land by planting one billion trees by 2025 through their Plant a Billion Trees initiative.

In collaboration with them, BAPS Charities walks across North America, appropriately named Walk Green, will contribute to rejuvenating our dying forests by helping plant over 70,000 trees in 2016.

ADA North Texas Get Fit Don’t Sit Day

Here at the American Diabetes Association North Texas we not only talk the talk, we walk the walk … literally. North Texas staff in Dallas hosted a walk and handed out apples for breakfast on Wednesday May 4, National Don’t Sit Get Fit Day to people four buildings managed by Boxer Properties. Don’t Sit Get Fit Day is a nationwide Wellness Day that draws attention to the importance of getting up and moving at work and at home as part of a healthy lifestyle.

The American Diabetes Association recommends that everyone, including people with diabetes, get up and move every 90 minutes. Companies, organizations and communities can play an important role by encouraging their employees and members to be active and take better care of themselves—while lowering their risk for type 2 diabetes. For more information, visit http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/wellness-lives-here/mission-engagement-days/.

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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

 

 

 

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

 

The Inaugural Class of ADA Community Health Workers Graduates!

Seven students from the American Diabetes Association North Texas Community Health Worker (CHW) Program graduated Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.  Marlenna Crowe, Victoria DeLeon, Victoria Guerra, Margaret Jarvis, Eduardo Ortiz, Esmeralda Ramirez and Domitila Smith received their certificate for completing the vigorous 160-hour certification course taught by instructors Renee Kotsopoulos and Sherry Hill.

The class was the first to graduate from the program.

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The American Diabetes Association North Texas office received state certification in February 2014. The ADA provides certification training and continuing education for CHWs. The primary function of CHWs is to serve as liaisons between the community and the health care system and/or resources within the community. Center for Disease Control supports the use of CHWs as part of a comprehensive, multi-level strategy to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care. CHWs are pursued for their unique ability to serve as “bridges” between health care providers and consumers to promote health among groups that have traditionally lacked access to adequate health care.

Plans for the second CHW class are underway, said Sherry Hill, Director of Education for the ADA. Those interested may contact her at shill@diabetes.org or 972.392.1181 x6097.