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American Diabetes Association Celebrates Volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Alexandria, Virginia – WEBWIRE

The American Diabetes Association honors our volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week (NVAW), April 12-18, 2015. As the Association celebrates its 75th anniversary, this is an excellent opportunity to recognize volunteers who are seeking out imaginative ways to engage in their communities to help Stop Diabetes®.

“For 75 years, American Diabetes Association volunteers have been showing their passion and dedication by making life better for people with diabetes,” said Janel Wright, Chair of the Board, American Diabetes Association. “National Volunteer Appreciation Week is the perfect time to demonstrate to the nation that by working together, our volunteers and staff have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.” NVAW highlights the impact that can be made when volunteers apply their professional skills and talents to their volunteer experience, demonstrating the enduring importance and vital contributions they make when at the center of social change.

Diabetes is a serious disease that affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States. An additional 86 million, or one in three American adults, are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. If you think you or someone you know may be at risk for type 2, take the American Diabetes Association Alert Day Diabetes Risk Test at

Several standout volunteers will be featured on the Association’s blog during NVAW. To read their stories about how they’ve helped bring our mission to life, please visit each day of the week. 

To find a life-changing volunteer opportunity to help make life better for people with diabetes in your area visit our Volunteer Center: To become a part of the Association’s volunteer online community, visit
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 (800-342-2383) or visit Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.


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