Diabetes awareness event will feature former NFL player
Former NFL player Ottis Anderson will be the guest speaker at Reid Health's 14th Annual Diabetes Event.
Nov. 2, 2022 -- Former NFL player Ottis Anderson -- a two-time Super Bowl champion with the New York Giants -- is coming to Richmond for Reid Health's 14th Annual Diabetes Event in November.
Anderson, who himself is living with diabetes, will be the guest speaker at the event on Wednesday, Nov. 9 in Lingle Grand Hall on Reid's main campus.
"Diabetes can affect anyone, even elite athletes such as Ottis," said Ashlee Pax, Clinical Nutrition Manager for Reid Health. "We hope everyone who comes will feel supported and be reminded of how important it is to be aware of the disease and how to manage it."
Reid's annual event comes during American Diabetes Month and seeks to raise awareness about the disease. It will run 5-7 p.m. with healthy hors d'oeuvres and light desserts served.
Attendees will be able to meet with healthcare professionals who provide care to those with diabetes, including Reid's Diabetes and Nutrition Education team that was recently recognized by the American Diabetes Association as well as staff from the Reid Endocrinology Center.
Those who are interested in attending must RSVP by Monday, Nov. 7 by calling (765) 983-7961.