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SHAHEEN, PATRIOTS DEFENSIVE LINEMAN VINCE WILFORK TO RAISE DIABETES AWARENESS AT DERRY MIDDLE SCHOOL

Shaheen, Wilfork to meet with students on Diabetes Alert Day to promote awareness, encourage healthy living

March 22, 2013

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and New England Patriots All-Pro Defensive Lineman Vince Wilfork will team up on Diabetes Alert Day this Tuesday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School in Derry to promote diabetes awareness and encourage healthy living. Shaheen and Wilfork will speak at a school-wide assembly with approximately 750 students before holding a joint press availability to highlight their efforts to support diabetes research and education.  Diabetes Alert Day is sponsored by the American Diabetes Association and serves as an annual, one-day call to action asking Americans to assess their potential risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Shaheen and Wilfork have both had family members affected by diabetes. Shaheen’s granddaughter Elle was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was eight years old and Wilfork’s father died from type 2 at the age of 48. The two have previously worked together to raise diabetes awareness, most recently when they filmed a public service announcement at the 50 yard-line of Gillette Stadium as part of American Diabetes Month. Click below to watch.

Members of the media who plan to attend should email Mark Gordon at mark_gordon@shaheen.senate.gov to RSVP.

 

WHO:           U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

                        Vince Wilfork, New England Patriots All-Pro Defensive Lineman

WHAT:         Shaheen and Wilfork will discuss diabetes awareness at an-all school assembly and press availability at Derry middle school.

WHEN:         March 26, 2013  at 10:30 AM

WHERE:       Gilbert H. Hood Middle School

                        5 Hood Road
Derry, NH

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