Wednesday, July 21, 2010

REP. GONZALES: HELP RGV DIABETES ASSOCIATION FIGHT EPIDEMIC


 
July 20, 2010
 
HELP RGV DIABETES ASSOCIATION FIGHT EPIDEMIC
 
Dear Friends:
 
The Rio Grande Valley has a growing population, a vibrant economy and a unique culture. But our community suffers from one of the highest rates of diabetes in Texas, as nearly one in four residents has the disease. The Rio Grande Valley Diabetes Association (RGVDA) is committed to fighting the disease through education and awareness. You can help the RGVDA combat diabetes by donating to their "Volleyball for Health" fund. The association aims to build a volleyball court at their new office at 2007 W. Owassa Road in Edinburg. The court will be used by diabetes support groups, as physical activity and nutrition are important tools in managing the disease.
 
If you or someone you know has been affected by diabetes, the RGVDA can help. The association offers diabetes management, meal planning, preventative programs for children, support groups and physical activities.  Consider this: diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in Texas and cost our state $12.5 billion in 2006. Supporting groups like the RGVDA will mean more people will have the tools they need to prevent or control diabetes.
 
For more information or to make a donation, call the association at (956) 782-1900 or visit http://www.rgvdiabetesassociation.com.  All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your support of this worthy organization that is working to prevent this devastating disease.
 
Sincerely,
 
Veronica Gonzales
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Capitol Office: (512) 463-0578
District Office: (956) 686-5501
 
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