ADAP Takes Diabetes Advocacy to South Africa

Written by  Administrator 22 January 2011 Published in News
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ATLANTA, GA., Thursday, September 20, 2012 ----On Sunday, September 23, 2012, members of the Atlanta Diabetes & Prevention Group (ADPG) will travel to Capetown, South Africa, to participate in the Capetown Marathon.

Following Chicago, Paris and Rio de Janeiro, the 42 km Capetown run, which began in 2007, presents the fourth opportunity for ADPG to spread its message on the importance of diabetes awareness and prevention while lobbying the world for a cure.

 

Founded in 2011, by DeVry University & Phoenix University professor and former Atlanta School Board candidate--Donald Walker, ADPG is a non-profit, action oriented advocacy organization with a mission to: Provide literature to schools and communities; Lobby legislators for healthier school lunch meals; Push for international cooperation resulting in greater awareness and prevention of diabetes, along the way to a cure by calling attention to it all via marathons.

 

Walker is no stranger to Diabetes. Four years ago he collapsed into a coma, becoming insulin dependent. But after incorporating lifestyle and mindset changes into his daily living, Walker's participation in marathons is now far more than ADPG's mission. For him it's personal!

 

"As an organization, we are committed to running a marathon on every continent. We want others to know that through a modified diet, increased exercise, and greater education in the area of nutrition, diabetes can often be managed. With a carefully and professionally monitored philosophy of living, medications and needles are often eliminated from treatment," explains Walker.

 

Atlanta Diabetes & Prevention Group actively seeks volunteers and contributions in support of its mission and goals. By visiting www.atlantadap.org, you can help make a difference.

 

For your enjoyment and information about this “Action Non-Profit organization,” please visit the following link to a recent feature on running, as recently published in Business Traveler Magazine...

http://www.businesstravelerusa.com/archive/2012-2/march-2012/lifestyle/running-the-world

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