UTHSC Raises $7,913 in 2017 American Diabetes Association Campaign

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#TeamUTHSC was all smiles at theMemphis Diabetes Walk and Expo in Overton Square. (Photo provided by Trish Hill/UTHSC)

For its 2017 campaign for the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) raised a total of $7,913 to bring awareness to diabetes and support ongoing research.

According to the ADA, someone is diagnosed with diabetes every 23 seconds.

The Denim for Diabetes (D4D) Campaign raised $2,352 through T-shirt sales and D4D patch purchases. UTHSC turned blue for this great cause, even yielding support from our Jackson, Tennessee, team members.

The UTHSC annual kickoff event, “Jail or Bail”, was held September 18 in the Madison Plaza. It was the event’s biggest success to date, bringing in a total of $5,371.

Emile David, associate vice chancellor of Facilities Administration at UTHSC, was the top bail earner, raising $1,693, followed by Assistant Vice Chancellor of Communications and Marketing Sally Badoud, who raised $1,430, and Chief of Police Anthony Berryhill who raised $1,207.

To close out the campaign, UTHSC participated in the November 12 Memphis Diabetes Walk and Expo, which was held in Overton Square.

“UTHSC’s support for the American Diabetes Association really exceeded my expectations,” said Patricia “Trish” Hill, administrative coordinator in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in the College of Medicine, and campaign coordinator. “ A very special thanks to the “Jail or Bail” participants, Ms. Sally Badoud, Ms. Pamela Houston, Mr. Emile David, Mr. Anthony Berryhill, and Deputy Chief of Police Arley Knight, who filled in for the chief at the event, and the UTHSC family who assisted in bailing them out. A special thanks to Dr. Ken Brown and his staff for their assistance and support. I am really looking forward to this year’s events.”