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2010 Mayor’s Passport to Health Diabetes Initiative

October 19, 2010

Lights, Camera, Action!

On Tuesday, October 12, the JDRF Greater Dallas Chapter participated in a news conference to kick off the 2010 Mayor’s Passport to Health diabetes initiative at the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park. JDRF ambassadors were in attendance to help bring awareness to type 1 diabetes and all the great research JDRF is doing to help find a cure for diabetes. Speakers included Mayor Leppert, Dallas Cowboy Keith Brooking, and representing JDRF, was nine-year-old ambassador Kendall Tubbs. (WFAA article of the event)

Keith Brooking, Kendall Tubbs and JDRF Ambassadors

View pictures from the event!

Many thanks to Rainne Brant and Billy Reed with OmniPod for sponsoring the Mayor’s Passport to Health Community Appreciation Luncheon presented by the JDRF Greater Dallas Chapter.

Rainne Brant with OmniPod

This event will be held Wednesday, November 3, 2010, and is by special invitation. It will be attended by elected officials, community leaders, educators, medical professionals and additional special guests.

The Mayor’s Passport to Health event was founded in 2008 by Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and his wife Laura. The mission of Passport to Health is to reduce the effects of diabetes in the Dallas community through education, awareness, prevention and proper care management.

Mayor Leppert and Aysia

JDRF is excited to be participating in this important initiative and looking forward to helping bring awareness to diabetes and the great research that JDRF is doing.

A special thank you goes to Mrs. Laura Leppert for being such a great partner and advocate for JDRF. We are honored to have Laura serving on the JDRF Greater Dallas Chapter Board of Directors and have her as our Honorary School Walk to Cure Diabetes Chair.

Mayor Leppert and Mrs. Leppert giving award to Keith Brooking

For more information about the JDRF Greater Dallas Chapter, please visit our website or call (214) 373-9808.

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