ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2012) - The American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest and leading voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®, has opened the call for nominations for the annual National Service Achievement Awards.
These prestigious awards honor volunteers of the community who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to Stop Diabetes.
Nominations are being accepted for the following awards:
- C. Everett Koop Medal for Health Promotion and Awareness
- Wendell Mayes, Jr. Award for Lifetime Service
- Public Policy Leadership Award
- Ross Hickey Award for Outstanding Service in Diabetes Research Funding
- Addison B. Scoville Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service
- Excellence in Health Communications
- Health Professional Award for Volunteer Service
The call for nominations will remain open May 14, 2012, through June 20, 2012. Criteria for each of the awards and nomination information can be found on diabetes.org/awards.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.
American Diabetes Association