What do you get when you mix a nationally respected medical system and a school focused on community health? – A group of student leaders who are becoming Ambassadors for Change in the city of Detroit.
The students at Medicine and Community Health at Cody participated in the National Diabetes Walk on Saturday, September 15 at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak MI. Principal Michelle Parker partnered with and Children’s Hospital (DMC) to make it possible for students to attend event day activities. The group raised $2,000.00 to help find a cure for the life changing disease. Walkers enjoyed the animal exibits, and free gifts while participating in the event. The school, which puts an emphasis on medicine and health, wanted to focus on positive initiatives in the community.
According to the American Diabetes Association African Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes. Fourteen percent of all African Americans ages 20 and older have diabetes. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are life long conditions, and 1 in 3 children in the United States face a future with Diabetes. For more information visit www.diabetes.org