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Grammy(R)-Nominated R&B Sensation Angie Stone Teams up With the American Diabetes Association to Encourage African-Americans to be Victorious in the Face of Diabetes
Date:8/24/2009

ATLANTA, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The 11th annual Victory Over Diabetes event, hosted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), kicks off in Atlanta on August 29, featuring singer-songwriter Angie Stone and Lilly USA, LLC's Fearless African-Americans Connected and Empowered (F.A.C.E.) Diabetes campaign. This free day-long event, also supported by Aetna, educates and empowers African-Americans living with diabetes to better manage the disease by providing educational tools and culturally relevant resources.

Victory Over Diabetes will take place from 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 29( )at the Georgia International Convention Center (2000 Convention Ct. Concourse, College Park, GA 30337). Features include:

  • A series of diabetes-focused workshops, keynote speakers, and free health screenings
  • "Fearlessly Fit with Diabetes" special session featuring Angie Stone and highlighting the importance of physical activity as part of overall diabetes management
  • $50,000 check presentation by corporate sponsor Aetna in support of the Atlanta ADA's African-American-focused initiatives

Through this event, the Atlanta ADA and the F.A.C.E. Diabetes campaign aim to raise awareness about the diabetes epidemic facing the African-American community. The disease affects more than three million African-Americans nationwide and African-Americans are 1.6 times more likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic whites.(1) As the national spokesperson for the F.A.C.E. Diabetes campaign, Grammy-nominated singer Angie Stone has been traveling to cities around the country, including Atlanta, since 2007 to inspire others by sharing how she personally manages the day-to-day challenges of living with diabetes.

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