Every 19 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes, and diabetes causes more deaths each year than breast cancer and AIDs combined. Olivia Cudahy, EI’s Sales Support Coordinator, is all too familiar with the effects of this deadly disease. Both of her grandmothers and her grandfather passed from diabetes complications; her parents have both been hospitalized with complications due to diabetes; and Olivia herself was diagnosed with diabetes earlier this year.
That’s why Olivia chose the American Diabetes Association as the recipient of Educational Insights’ charitable donation for the month of October. For 75 years, this organization has been dedicated to diabetes research and support, earning more than $30 million last year via events like Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® and Tour de Cure®.
The American Diabetes Association has hosted Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and Tour de Cure in communities across the country for more than 25 years. In addition to raising funds, the walks and rides promote physical activity and celebrate people who live with diabetes—Red Striders and Red Riders—who receive VIP treatment at the events.
For more information on the American Diabetes Association, to participate inStep Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and Tour de Cure, or to make your own charitable contribution, please visit: http://www.diabetes.org/about-us/75th-anniverary/