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American Diabetes Association
Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
800.342.2383 - National Hotline
888.342.2383 - Toll-free
412-471-1315 - FAX
Information for people with diabetes in Indiana County
Public and patient education resources
The Association reaches millions of people annually through its information activities and awareness efforts, such as American Diabetes Alert; Diabetes Month; Wizdom Youth Zone for kids; 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383), the Associations toll-free National Call Center; the Association's Web site, diabetes.org; a monthly consumer magazine, Diabetes Forecast; outreach to communities most at risk for diabetes; and programs to help children with diabetes and their families. Advocacy The Association fights on behalf of the diabetes community to increase federal funding for diabetes research and programs, improve comprehensive health care and insurance coverage, and end discrimination against people with diabetes. Founded in 1940, the Association has been funding innovative diabetes research since 1955. Through our Nationwide Research Program, we are working to find the cure for diabetes and prevent its many health problems.
ADA Diabetes Camp is held at Camp Soles owned by the YMCA located in Rockwood, PA. Camp Soles is accredited by the American Camp Association. Camp Soles is a 263 acre YMCA resident camp in the Laurel Highland Mountains of southwestern Pennsylvania. Rockwood, PA is about 65 miles south of Pittsburgh. The Camp has an 18 acre manmade lake, Lake Tris, ideal for swimming, canoeing, kayaking and sailing. The Camp grounds have camper cabins, staff lodging, Shaw Lodge, rustic dining hall, recreational hall, climbing wall, ball fields, basketball and volleyball courts, arts & crafts center, and nature hike paths. Medical staff and counselors strive to make the �home away from home� camp experience one which teaches techniques for managing nutrition, exercise and medications. This camp experience is complimented by the YMCA�s values of instilling caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. The recreational activities, food service, and some camper supervision support for the American Diabetes Association�s Diabetes Camp program are provided under contract by Camp Soles owned by the YMCA. Contact Patti Kopko at PKopko@diabetes.org or at 412-824-1181, ext. 4607
9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Monday through Friday
Fees/Cost for Services
None. Yearly membership fee entitles you to monthly Diabetes Forecast Magazine and other mailings from the association.
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