WE DON'T DO DIABETES Family Walk (Kick-off Campaign)
Saturday December 16, 2017
I am elated to announce that my company, Empire Capital & Consulting Corp. will sponsor this event in 2018
Why? Because I care and WE can! According to a study by Drexel University, Philadelphia has the highest diabetes rate of all of the largest US cities. I find that very disconcerting. So, because I believe BLACK LIVES MATTER every day… not just when a white cop kills a black guy, I want black people to live like their lives matter EVERYDAY! However, it is hard to do that when we keep killing ourselves with this diabetes epidemic from the cradle to the grave. ALL LIVES MATTER, but this disease disproportionately impacts blacks more so than other groups. Yet, it is rarely discussed on the news channels, the pastor doesn’t tell his/her congregation to stop eating so much and so poorly (being careful not to offend the collection plate), and politicians are cricket-quiet on the issue… so I ask WWJD?
“As the linked epidemics of obesity and diabetes continue to escalate, a staggering one in five U.S. adults is projected to have diabetes by 2050.
Ground zero for identifying ways to slow and stop that rise is Philadelphia, which has the highest diabetes rate among the nation's largest cities. For public health researchers at Drexel University, it is also a prime location to learn how neighborhood and community-level factors — not just individual factors like diet, exercise and education— influence people's risk.
A new Drexel study published this month in the journal Advances in Preventive Medicine adds new insight into the role of the physical and social environment on the risk of diabetes, zip code by zip code throughout the city.”
The kick-off campaign event start on Saturday December 16, 2017. We need YOU to actively participate in helping to make this a better world NOW. Contact us for sponsorship information.
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Mini-Shark Tank II
February 1, 2018
African-American Museum of Philadelphia