Approximately 100 children living with diabetes attending Camp John Warvel (North Webster, Indiana)
Indiana Fever star, WNBA MVP and Dribble to Stop Diabetes Ambassador Tamika Catchings
Catchings to lead Dribble to Stop Diabetes Fitness Clinic
Camp John Warvel is an American Diabetes Association residential camp held at the YMCA Camp Crosley in North Webster, Ind. It offers a unique learning atmosphere for children with diabetes to acquire new skills in caring for their diabetes according to their developmental levels. Positive attitudes about diabetes and self-confidence in diabetes management are instilled through education, encouragement and example.
Dribble to Stop Diabetes is a national multimedia campaign developed by the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the NBA Development League, in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association and Sanofi US to encourage fans to live an active, healthy lifestyle and raise awareness about diabetes prevention, management and the potentially serious health complications that can be associated with the disease.
Estimates show that nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and every 17 seconds the time it takes for a timeout in a basketball game someone in the United States is diagnosed with the disease. On top of that, an estimated seven million people remain undiagnosed with type 2 diabetes which is why driving awareness through the Dribble to Stop Diabetes program is so essential.
The American Diabetes Association is committed to providing educational information and referral services for children with diabetes and their families, advocating for fair and quality treatment of children with diabetes in schools, and increasing federal funding for diabetes research.
Tuesday, June 12 (4:30 to 5:30 p.m.)
Camp John Warvel at Camp Crosley, 165 EMS T2 Lane, North Webster, IN 46555