American Diabetes Association

Basic Information

Address: 1025 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 1005, Washington, DC 20036
Phone Number: 202-331-8303
Fax Number: 202-331-1402
Director: Mary Merritt

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Community, Health & Advocacy for all people affected by diabetes.
Population Served: All people affected by diabetes, so all demographics
Ages for Volunteer: Ages for volunteers are 6+ accompanied with a chaperone.
Hours of Service: 2-4
Minimum Hours Required: 2-4
Days of Service: 1-3
Mission Statement:

Volunteers will help support the mission, to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Program History:

The ADA is the nation's leading voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information and advocacy. It is a community-based organization that provides services in every region of the country. Many of us have friends and family members who are living with diabetes, and the Association has been the leader in the fight against this life threatening disease since 1940. Since its inception, the Association has invested more than $450 million in research projects and, each year, conducts professional education activities that reach more than 25,000 health professionals. The Association is also the largest provider of Diabetes Camps as well as weekend retreats and one-day events that benefit more than 10,000 children of all ages every year.

Additional Information:

Volunteering for the American Diabetes Association’s events is a great way for students to participate in their community and to earn community service hours.  While volunteering, students will also learn about health and diabetes prevention and maintenance.  Our events, such as the Tour de Cure, the cycling event in the summer to the fall event, Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes, and the year round School Walk for Diabetes Program are fun and educational.

To volunteer for one or all of the Events, please contact Alicia Geller at 202-331-8303 ext. 4529, We also have opportunities to register for one of the events to create a fund-raising team. Please contact the event managers listed in the event information to register.

Step Out to Fight Diabetes is about changing the face of diabetes in our country by raising funds to help find a cure and by walking a few miles to bring a greater awareness to this devastating disease.Visit  for more information or contact Leigh Rogers for the DC Walk 202-331-8303, x.4525, or Alexis McDowell for the NoVA Walk, x.4531,

Tour de Cure is a one day, non- competitive cycling event in which participants raise funds and awareness for diabetes. Four scenic and supported routes (12, 20, 32,63 and 100 mile distances)are designed  for every level of cycling. Tour de Cure starts and finishes at the Reston Town Center in Reston, VA. Visit for more information or contact Brendan Foley at 202-331-8303 x4518 or or Kristen Avioli at x.4532 or

Another opportunity to be involved with the American Diabetes Association is through our School Walk for Diabetes Program. This is an educational school fundraising program that promotes healthy living, school spirit and community involvement. While raising money for our organization, students learn the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the importance of making healthy choices. The money raised through School Walk for Diabetes helps to fund diabetes research, education and advocacy. If you are interested in having School Walk come to your school please contact Brittany Brancato at 202-331-8303 ext. 4539 or