Navigation Links
Grammy-nominated Singer Angie Stone Encourages African-Americans in Birmingham to Fearlessly FACE Diabetes
Date:2/23/2009

Free community-wide event offers diabetes education, healthy food-sampling and a special performance by Angie Stone

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As Black History Month comes to a close, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Angie Stone and the Fearless African-Americans Connected and Empowered (F.A.C.E.) Diabetes initiative, sponsored by Lilly USA, LLC, head to historic Birmingham on February 28 to help empower and inspire African-Americans with diabetes to take control of their disease.

Ms. Stone and the F.A.C.E. Diabetes initiative will host a community-wide educational event in southwest Birmingham on Saturday, February 28 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the More Than Conqueror Faith Church (1327 Dennison Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35211). This free event is open to the public and will feature:

  • "Diabetes 101" educational materials and access to certified diabetes educators who can answer questions related to the day-to-day management of diabetes
  • An interactive experiential zone featuring resources from supporting community health organizations, healthy food sampling and more
  • A first-hand testimonial from Angie Stone about her personal experiences managing diabetes and a live performance of songs from her latest album

As the national spokesperson of the F.A.C.E. Diabetes initiative, Ms. Stone has been traveling to cities around the country since 2007 to raise awareness about one of the top health disparities facing African-Americans: the diabetes epidemic. Nationwide African-Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes and African-Americans constitute 30 percent of all diagnosed diabetes cases in Alabama.(i)

For this reason, Ms. Stone joined forces with Lilly, corporate partners, various health organizations and community-based partners, including More Than Conqueror Faith Church and Cox Radio on the F.A.C.E. Diabetes initiative. As someone living with diabetes, Ms. Stone hopes to inspire others by sharing her personal story at community-wide diabetes awareness events and calling on African-Americans with diabetes to learn how to better manage their disease.

"I'm thrilled to be in Birmingham, one of the true hearts of the civil rights movement, and continue the legacy of Black History Month by focusing on relevant issues that face the African-American community, such as diabetes," said Stone. "It is an honor for me to share my personal story of living with diabetes and help empower others with the disease. That's why I'm encouraging everyone to come out to the F.A.C.E. Diabetes event and start learning how to be fearless in the face of diabetes."

"As a physician who works with underserved communities throughout Alabama and the Mississippi region, I encounter so many people who don't know how to properly manage their diabetes," said Dr. Sandra Mathews Ford, Cofounder of Spirit of Luke Charitable Foundation. "In staying true to our mission - A Promise to Help with a Message of Hope - we've partnered with Lilly on the F.A.C.E. Diabetes initiative to provide people living with diabetes the necessary resources and support they need to better manage their disease."

The F.A.C.E. Diabetes initiative was developed based on in-depth research of African-Americans with diabetes and insights from physicians and various national and local health advocacy organizations. After a successful pilot program in Chicago two years ago, the campaign launched nationally in 2008 and is now traveling to various metropolitan cities as part of a national campaign. The initiative has already hosted successful events in Chicago, Atlanta, Indianapolis and Washington, D.C. and upcoming events scheduled in Houston.

"We, at Lilly, are thrilled by the momentum of the F.A.C.E. Diabetes educational initiative, which has touched the lives of over 7,500 people living with diabetes," said Bertika Quintero, Manager, Lilly Diabetes Outreach Initiatives, Lilly USA, LLC. "The F.A.C.E. Diabetes initiative demonstrates Lilly's commitment to offering practical and sustainable programs which provide African-American communities with the support they need to live healthier lives."

Stone and the F.A.C.E. Diabetes initiative will return to Birmingham in the coming months to host another event featuring healthy cooking demonstrations by the Hebni Chefs, the creators of the Soul Food Pyramid, to promote nutrition and healthy eating habits among those living with and successfully managing diabetes.

About the F.A.C.E. Diabetes Initiative

The Fearless African-Americans Connected and Empowered (F.A.C.E.) Diabetes initiative is a grassroots movement for African-Americans in the United States to help people achieve greater success in managing diabetes. Supported by Lilly USA, LLC, and national and local health advocacy organizations, the F.A.C.E. Diabetes campaign will host a series of community-based events that provide practical information and advice to help people change their attitudes, behavior and lifestyle, particularly as it relates to nutrition/cooking, physical activity, health and overall well-being. For additional information about the F.A.C.E. Diabetes campaign and/or events, go to www.FACE-Diabetes.com.

The following organizations have helped bring F.A.C.E. Diabetes to Birmingham: American Diabetes Association; Cox Radio; Miles College; More Than Conqueror Faith Church; Phi Iota Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Clinic.

About Eli Lilly and Company

Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of first-in-class and best-in-class pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers -- through medicines and information -- for some of the world's most urgent medical needs. Information about Lilly is available at www.lilly.com.

O-LLY

(i) Alabama Department of Public Health. "Alabama Diabetes Program: 2008 Fact Sheet." Alabama Department of Public Health's Diabetes Branch, Bureau of Health Promotion & Chronic Disease, 2008.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/CLTU016LOGO )


'/>"/>
SOURCE Eli Lilly and Company
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. TriWest, Grammy-Nominated Artist and Partners Release For the Troops CD in Appreciation of Military Members
2. Defeat Diabetes Foundation Announces R & B Singer Howard Hewett as National Spokesperson
3. Country Singer Coffey Anderson to Join Celebs at Valerie Fund Event
4. Pulmonary Fibrosis Contributes to Beloved Civil Rights Writer and Folk Singer Odettas Death
5. On Staying Alives 10th Anniversary, Gym Class Heroes Singer Travis McCoy Named 2009 Foundation Ambassador
6. Geisinger Medical Center earns prestigious Magnet designation
7. Geisinger study: Increasing health care value improves health care quality
8. Temple, Fox Chase and Geisinger create Keystone Institute for Translational Medicine
9. Geisinger study: PTSD causes early death from heart disease
10. Geisinger saves millions in medical dollars through better supply management
11. Geisinger hosting national conference to help rural veterans cope with combat stress
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/18/2017)... , ... February 17, 2017 ... ... for Devicemakers , Sponsored by Axendia, **FDAnews Free Webinar**, March 1, 2017 ... manufacturers looking to reduce their regulatory burden? Pay dividends in enhanced and ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... Park Cities Pet Sitter President, ... on the Pet Life Radio network. The episode, which was posted this week, ... including: what factors led to Park Cities Pet Sitter’s being awarded the 2017 National ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... pace. Enovate Medical has introduced an innovative workstation designed to reduce nursing fatigue ... the Encore Mobile EHR Workstation offers a lightweight, highly mobile, multi-functional alternative to ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) , ... ... ... to Integrate FDA Device Approval and Reimbursement , **An FDAnews Webinar**, Feb. ... , What are the critical reimbursement questions manufacturers should be asking ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... , ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... the HIMSS17 Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., February 19-23. Visitors to the ... the most widely used electronic patient signatures solution in healthcare . ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/17/2017)... -- Theravance Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBPH ... the presentation of positive clinical data for TD-1473, ... (JAK) inhibitor designed to be intestinally restricted, at ... Crohn,s and Colitis Organization (ECCO). In a poster ... completed Phase 1 study of single-ascending and multiple-ascending ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... , Feb. 17, 2017   Risperdal lawsuits involving ... allegedly associated with use of the atypical antipsychotic medication ... Court of Common Pleas, where the state,s ... program. According to a notice posted on the ... a meeting on March 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... NEW YORK , Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... announced today the partnership of their 3D body ... in healthcare IT.  The new integration will be ... on an interactive model of the human body. ... data saves clinicians time, while also increasing the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: