Photos of the American Diabetes Association's Camp PowerUp with Team Tackle member Obum Gwacham on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Photos by Lauren Levenson (New Orleans Saints Photos).
New Orleans Saints linebacker and American Diabetes Association Team Tackle member Obum Gwacham visited Camp PowerUp on on Tuesday, June 7.
Camp PowerUp is an ADA camp for kids who are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes in the greater New Orleans area.
Gwacham discussed the importance of healthy eating and physical activity and even pariticapated in a yoga session.
"I spoke to the kids about the importance of exercising, eating the right foods and obviously hydration living here in the South," Gwacham. "A lot of these kids, it might go in one ear, out the other but if it sticks with one or two of them then I feel like I've done my job."
About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, the Association's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish.
About the American Diabetes Association Camps
The Association is the largest global provider of diabetes camps, serving nearly 6,000 youth each summer, representing approximately 20 percent of all diabetes camps hosted within the United States. The goal of the camp program is to increase camper knowledge, diabetes management, build self-confidence and decrease diabetes related stress in an enjoyable camping environment. In 2016, the Association will offer 65 camp sessions across 26 states for children and teens ages 4-17, with counselor-in-training (CIT) programs for teens age 15-17 years old.