Thursday, July 24, 2008

Saluting "Mr. Diabetes"

I recognized Mr. Andy Mandell-Mr. Diabetes®, Executive Director of the Defeat Diabetes Foundation, at the City Commission meeting on July 24. Mr. Mandell, a Florida resident, is undertaking an epic walk around the perimeter of United States, more than 10,000 miles, to raise awareness about the dangers of diabetes. So far, he has completed over 9,600 miles of his journey.

I applaud this man's effort to bring awareness to an increasing health crisis which has affected so many families across the nation, including my own.