Bret Michaels - The Face of National Diabetes Month
Bret Michaels is not only a celebrity but he has also had diabetes since he was six years old. Bret is the perfect person to be the “face of diabetes” not only has he inspired the country with his music, good looks and trials and tribulations that are often associated with diabetes but he has actively been involved in raising awareness and money to help find a cure for diabetes.
First Anniversary of the STOP diabetes Movement
The movement is to educate, raise awareness and “help confront, fight and most importantly stop diabetes.” As of November 2010 835,000 joined the movement the goal is one million by December.
How You Can Help
The American Diabetes Associates offers four ways a person can help. They can share, act, learn, and or give.
Show your support by sharing the American Diabetes suggest the following: "Share Your Vision to Stop Diabetes" by posting your video on stopdiabetes.com. Incorporate the hand as a symbol of the movement in a 30-second video online to show your passion and commitment to changing the future of diabetes. The public will vote for the best three videos the winners will all receive an Ipad and be apart of the public service announcement for STOP diabetes.
Join the STOP diabetes movement and help raise the number of members to one million! Attend an event in your community this month about stopping diabetes. Become an advocate and receive important information that you can use yourself and pass along to others.
Learn all you can about diabetes especially if you or someone you love has diabetes or pre-diabetes. The information you learn you can pass on to others and maybe they will be able to prevent diabetes in their own life. You can also learn how to survive the holidays by visiting the stop diabetes website and getting a copy of "Celebration Survival Guide."
You can donate money by visiting the website. You can also do some holiday shopping at the new website shopdiabetes.org.
With the support of people just like you if we all work together, we will STOP diabetes!