Mayor Jim Gray recognized Logan Nicole Gregory, 2012 American Diabetes Association National Youth Advocate with the Henry Clay Ambassadorship Award. Only 10 people have received this honor to date. The Ambassadorship award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to our community.
Logan Nicole has been involved with the Association since she was a six-year-old Ambassador for the Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, and she has been very involved in many advocacy efforts since then. She has spoken at the Kentucky State Capitol, testified before a state committee, met with state and national elected officials, and conducted letter writing campaigns. She was previously honored with the Public Policy Award from the Association’s Bluegrass Community Leadership Board, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators’ National 2011 Advocacy Award.
Logan Nicole, from Lexington, Kentucky and a freshman at Georgetown College is involved with many fundraising activities including hosting a fashion show, Runway for Change. She also speaks at schools, special events, luncheons and sororities to raise awareness and educate people about the disease.
“I have been so fortunate to meet so many wonderful and influential people within the diabetes community,” said Logan Nicole Gregory. “And while having diabetes was not a choice, what I choose to do with it is. As the 2012 National Youth Advocate for the American Diabetes Association, I can and I will make a difference.”
To learn more about Logan Nicole and the Association's advocacy efforts, please visit www.diabetes.org/nya.
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, our 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 (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.