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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

Association Overview:
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.

Our Mission:
To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Our Vision:
To make an everyday difference in the quality of life for all people with diabetes.

Our values:

Inclusion
• We believe that diversity makes us a stronger
  organization.
• We value a dynamic partnership between volunteers and
  staff and among individuals throughout the organization.

Trust
• Our interactions with others are marked by mutual respect.
• We have confidence in each other's capabilities and
  intentions.
• We assume the best of one another.

Integrity
• 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.

Ownership
• We accept personal accountability for our work.
• We seek to improve the effectiveness of the entire
  organization.
• We act as a catalyst for change.
• We always seek a better way to do our work.
• We continually seek opportunities to develop ourselves
  and others.
• We take pride in our work environment and strive to
  project an image of professionalism.

Leadership
• We commit ourselves to being the leader on issues
  of concern to people with diabetes.
• We each practice positive leadership in our area
  of responsibility.
• We promote and nurture the individual growth and
  career development of volunteers and staff throughout
  the organization.



 

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Did You Know?

Tour de Cure

Tour de Cure riderThis 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!

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