September 15, 2007 (Atlanta, GA) - A recent, eye-opening diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes is the reason Becky Lewis, a receptionist at the Douglasville Police Department, in Douglasville, Georgia is planning a fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at O’Neal Plaza, 6694 East Broad Street, Douglasville, Georgia 30134.
The cost to attend is $5.00 for each individual, $10.00 per couple, and $15.00 for each family. Children 10 and under are free. All proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association. The event will feature games for the children, prizes, and snacks.
“I have a grandfather, a mother, an aunt, an uncle, and an older brother and sister that are all insulin dependant Type 1 diabetics,” Mrs. Lewis said. Mrs. Lewis has four children and seven grandchildren that all stand a good chance of becoming the fourth and fifth generation of what seems to be a family disease.
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading 501(C)3 nonprofit charity providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. For more information on the American Diabetes Association, please visit www.diabetes.org.
For more information on the “DANCING UNDER THE STARS" street dance, or if you want to help with this event, please call Tanya Horton at 770-947-1639, Lyndi Johnson at 678-398-9929, or Becky Lewis at 770-949-3066.
photos Janos Schmidt