DAVIE, Fla., Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group, the leading provider of financial solutions for healthcare professionals, recently launched a company-wide diabetes awareness campaign that will run through November, American Diabetes Month®.
As part of the campaign, each of the company's three offices in Davie, Florida, Syracuse, New York and New York City joined a local Step Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes® last month and raised over $3,800 for the American Diabetes Association.
"As a business, our focus is on healthcare providers, so we have a deep sense of respect for their field of work," said BHG President Bob Castro. "It's a priority of ours to support organizations like the American Diabetes Association that strive to improve public health. We're proud to see our team get behind this cause."
According to the ADA, nearly 30 million Americans (10 percent of the population) have diabetes, a group of chronic illnesses that cause too much sugar in the blood. Diabetes increases risk for heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and nerve damage. ADA estimates indicate that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes by 2050 unless we take action.
In acknowledgment of the global diabetes community, BHG will participate in World Diabetes Day, observed November 14, by encouraging employees to take advantage of their workout break, one of BHG's employee benefits. For each individual that uses the onsite gym or participates in a group fitness class on Friday, November 13, the company will donate $5 to the IDF. This initiative will serve as a reminder that regular exercise is essential to preventing and managing diabetes.
Throughout November, BHG will publish informational resources and sharable content on its blog, BHG360, and promote awareness on social media using #bhgtakesactiOn. BHG has also adopted the World Diabetes Day blue circle logo, which signifies the unity of the global diabetes community.
About the American Diabetes Association
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. For the past 75 years, our mission has been 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 (800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org.
About World Diabetes Day
World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14. The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes now poses. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2007 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public spotlight. For more information, visit www.worlddiabetesday.org.
About Bankers Healthcare Group
Since 2001, Bankers Healthcare Group has been committed to providing hassle-free financial solutions to healthcare professionals, including personal and commercial loans, credit cards and insurance services. BHG has provided more than $2 billion in funding to thousands of satisfied customers nationwide. Inc. has recognized the company ten times for growth and job creation. For additional information, please visit www.bhg-inc.com.
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