The Prince Hall Shriners (PHS) is considered one of the world’s largest black fraternal organizations, with greater than 25,000 members in the U.S.
Over the final 10 years, the Prince Hall Shriners group has partnered with the American Diabetes Association as a part of their National Diabetes Initiative to help diabetes analysis and instructional outreach, together with:
- Donating funds annually for diabetes analysis and training sources,
- Sponsoring a number of productions of “Mama’s Girls,” a play that teaches audiences about how diabetes disproportionally impacts African Americans and reveals how this analysis can rework households,
- Serving as nationwide Alert Day supporter, serving to to enhance consciousness about the prevalence of diabetes and encouraging folks to take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. PHS additionally helps further instructional outreach efforts, significantly in the Diabetes Belt (states in the Southeastern United States with the highest prevalence of diabetes).
Our CEO, Tracey Brown, not too long ago traveled to New Orleans, LA to attend the Prince Hall Shriners Diabetes Walk, the place she acquired a test on behalf of the ADA for $75,000. This second was particularly monumental as a result of the PHS National Diabetes Initiative formally achieved their purpose of elevating greater than $1 million for the ADA towards the battle in opposition to diabetes. On hand to current the test to Tracey have been Imperial Potentate, Carl Parker, and Dr. Otis Kirksey, head of the Prince Hall Shriners’ National Diabetes Initiative. Afterwards, Tracey joined the Prince Hall Shriners of their stroll earlier than having fun with some music by the Hot eight Brass Band.
In the coming weeks, the ADA and PHS will join to share concepts and set up new objectives for the subsequent part of partnership in the battle in opposition to diabetes.
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