The American Diabetes Association (ADA) of central Ohio continues its mission to prevent and cure diabetes by hosting its annual fundraising event, The Art of Giving Gala. Each year, an organization or individual whose actions embody the mission of the ADA, is awarded the Art of Giving Back Award. This year, Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s section of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, led by David Repaske, MD, PhD, chief of Endocrinology, received the prestigious award.
The award was presented to Dr. Repaske and his team at the gala held on Saturday, May 22, for their tireless efforts in the prevention and treatment of diabetes in children and young adults.
“The ADA of central Ohio feels strongly about honoring institutions whose mission is similar to our own,” said Rachel Kerns, director of the American Diabetes Association. “Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes section has demonstrated leadership in improving the overall quality of life for children and young adults who are affected by diabetes.”
Funds raised from the gala support research efforts conducted by institutions like Nationwide Children’s. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The Association funds research in the prevention, cure and management of diabetes; while delivering services to hundreds of communities by providing objective and credible information and giving a voice to those denied their rights due to diabetes.