Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc.
Celebrating Five Years of Community Outreach and Advocacy
In Memory Of, Ruby A. Neeson (1950-2006)
Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc. works to subside the diabetes burden by implementing strategies to eradicate health disparities.
~Mission: To aid those affected by diabetes by raising awareness through education, community outreach and advocacy.
~Vision: To decrease the rapid growth of diabetes by creating supportable opportunities for those affected by diabetes, to live healthier and longer lives, preventing the life-threatening complications associated with diabetes.
~Core Values: Positive Change. Leadership. Empowerment. Good Stewardship. Community.
~We will... Respect Everyone. Take Action with Integrity. Serve with Dignity. Maintain Public’s Trust.
Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc. was founded by Mutima Jackson-Anderson in 2012 as a support group for individuals and families affected by diabetes.
The charitable organization area of focus is diabetes health and wellness.
Within a year of establishing the foundation, Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc. advanced from a small support group to a year-round, full-service community outreach-advocacy organization committed to creating opportunities and improving access to healthcare for people affected by diabetes, and encouraging strategies for obesity prevention in all age groups.
The center of Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc. activity is recommending and promoting diabetes management and outreach services for groups who are disproportionately affected by diabetes; African-Americans and Hispanic/Latino Americans.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention diabetes is now an epidemic. To decrease the rapid growth rate of diabetes and to meet the needs of those affected by diabetes in rural, low-income and underserved communities , Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc. offers supportable services that include; workshops, health screenings, diabetic friendly cooking courses, fitness classes, medical assistance for those experiencing a financial hardship, and a youth health and fitness camp.
Volunteers and generous donors and sponsors make it possible for Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc. to provide free services to the community.
Donations and contributions support our community outreach efforts throughout the state of Georgia.