The vision of the American Diabetes Association is a life free of diabetes and all of its burdens. Raising awareness of this ever-growing disease is one of the main efforts behind the mission of the Association. In 2012, the Association launched a socially-focused initiative for American Diabetes Month to demonstrate the increasing impact diabetes has on our families and communities nationwide.
At its core, the campaign is a call to action for individuals to take a public stand, via social media channels to support the movement to Stop Diabetes®. Using imagery, the power of social engagement and a larger-than-life stage, we will shine a new light on the issue of diabetes and those who live with it each and every day.
Starting on October 1, 2012, ADA asked people to share a personal image, on the Association’s Facebook page, representing what “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” means to them. The image will then make up a larger mosaic image that will embody the message of “A Day in the Life of Diabetes.” To encourage individuals to share photos of A Day in the Life of Diabetes on Facebook, CVS/pharmacy will donate $1 to the American Diabetes Association for every photo/image uploaded, up to $25,000.
Mary Washington Healthcare supports the ADA in its vision to one day create a life free of Diabetes. Take a stand to stop diabetes.