life at ada
Together, we can do more... for the cause
It's a startling fact: Nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. are living with diabetes — and one-third of them don't know they have it. Today's American Diabetes Association is touching the lives of these individuals and their families more than ever. How are we doing it?
• By raising funds for research to find a cure
• By striving to educate every ethnic community
• By fighting for the rights of people living with diabetes
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's largest nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information, and advocacy. Founded in 1940, we conduct programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching more than 800 communities.
To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
To make an everyday difference in the quality of life for all people with diabetes.
• We believe that diversity makes us a stronger
• We value a dynamic partnership between volunteers and
staff and among individuals throughout the organization.
• Our interactions with others are marked by mutual respect.
• We have confidence in each other's capabilities and
• We assume the best of one another.
• We always try to do the right thing.
• We recognize our responsibility for stewardship of
publicly donated dollars.
• We are honest and straightforward with each other.
Passion for making a difference
• We are passionate about achieving tangible results
that benefit people with diabetes.
• We are not satisfied with the status quo and are
committed to continuous improvement.
• We accept personal accountability for our work.
• We seek to improve the effectiveness of the entire
• We act as a catalyst for change.
• We always seek a better way to do our work.
• We continually seek opportunities to develop ourselves
• We take pride in our work environment and strive to
project an image of professionalism.
• We commit ourselves to being the leader on issues
of concern to people with diabetes.
• We each practice positive leadership in our area
• We promote and nurture the individual growth and
career development of volunteers and staff throughout
Did You Know?
This is a series of cycling events held in 40 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. The Tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. Whether participants ride 10 miles or 100 miles, they will travel a route supported from start to finish with rest stops, food to fuel the journey and fans to cheer them on!
Get Involved in the Tour de Cure Today.