NFL’s Seattle Seahawk QB Named Diabetes Ambassador
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson didn’t waste anytime helping others after being drafted into the NFL.
His cause? Diabetes. Wilson lost his father to diabetes related complications in 2009. As he watched his father’s battle with the disease, he vowed he would do what he could to help once he reached the NFL.
And that’s exactly what he’s doing. Wilson is the National Ambassador for CR3 Diabetes Association, Inc.
The organization encourages people with diabetes to take control of their health by providing medical devices and supplies to those unable to afford the cost. It provides the necessary tools to monitor diabetes such as free glucose meters and testing strips while offering substantial discounts for insulin pumps and insulin pump supplies. This program allows each diabetic it assists to be a healthy candidate when a cure is developed.
“These good people help provide life-saving supplies and education to thousands of people who wouldn’t otherwise have access to these things”, said Wilson. “If I can help call attention to this critical problem we can help even more people.”
“We are so blessed to have a young man with so much talent and heart, step up to and join with us to help save lives throughout the nation,” said CR3 Founder Charles Ray.
Athlebrities has proudly supported CR3 for years and can honestly say Charles Ray is one of the most dedicated and driven individuals we know. Check out what he’s doing at http://www.cr3diabetes.org.
About CR3 Diabetes Association, Inc.
CR3 Diabetes Association, Inc. is a 501c3 Tax Exempt Non-Profit Organization that was established in 1998 to provide free equipment and supplies to the many uninsured or underinsured diabetics in need. Since that time the organization has provided free diabetes-care products to more than 3,000 people. According to a recent study, reported by NBC, between 1999 and 2008, the percentage of adolescents ages 12 to 19 with diabetes or prediabetes increased from 9 percent to 23 percent so we face a dire future unless we act now. With Russell Wilson’s help, our goal is to help save even more lives by assisting diabetics who otherwise wouldn’t have access to these critical supplies.
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