Diabetes Hands Foundation
Diabetes Hands Foundation announced three organizations that will benefit from the 2016 Big Blue Test Grants. The $15,000 pledged by the organization will support programs aimed at providing lifesaving supplies, medical tests, and patient education to people living with diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes.
Between October 14, 2016, and November 14, 2016, participants perform 14-20 minutes of physical activity and then report their results at BigBlueTest.org or by using the iPhone or Android smartphone app. Each entry will result in $1 donated to three US-based initiatives ($3 total; up to $5,000).
“The Big Blue Test rallies communities to experience the impact that small changes can have on their health,” said Gene Kunde, CEO of Diabetes Hands Foundation. “The grants generated by Big Blue Test participants will impact thousands of people with diabetes who have been traditionally underserved.”
Three US-based initiatives will receive $5,000 in funding.
DiabetesSisters [www.diabetessisters.org] With this grant funding, DiabetesSisters will grow the newly launched Minority Initiative which is focused on bringing resources and education to African American and Hispanic women with diabetes and pre-diabetes.
We Are Diabetes [www.wearediabetes.org] We Are Diabetes has created a Recovery Toolkit that will be available digitally for health care providers. With the Big Blue Test grant funding, they will be able to distribute physical copies to clinics across the country.
Riverside Community Diabetes Collaborative [rcdc.rchf.org] The Riverside Community Diabetes Collaborative will be using Big Blue Test funds to purchase equipment for their annual “Together We Can!” event which is a free seminar that includes health screenings and education on healthy living with diabetes, and addresses the emotional aspect of living with diabetes.
The goal for the 2016 Big Blue Test campaign is to collect 45,000 entries (resulting in $5,000 for each nonprofit organization).
Diabetes Epidemic in California – What Can Cities Do?
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
10am – 3 pm
The Westin Pasadena
We’ve all heard about the growing rates of diabetes, but what do they mean for California cities? Join Public Health Advocates and its HEAL Cities Campaign for an important conference on diabetes in California cities. For more information and to register: http://www.phadvocates.org/event/diabetes-epidemic-california-can-cities/
The Bigger Picture is a collaboration between Youth Speaks, and the University of California, San Francisco Center for Vulnerable Populations designed to combat the rising epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes by empowering youth to change the conversation about the disease, and work to change the social and environmental factors that have led to its spread.
Watch these amazing videos: http://youthspeaks.org/thebiggerpicture/watch/