Antioch Foot & Ankle Group continues to demonstrate civic responsibility by volunteering their services in Savannah and the Low Country. On Wednesday, at the request of Desiree Lewis, Savannah State Miss Junior, Jacqueline Tomlin, Director of Marketing and Promotions at Antioch joined Desire at the “SSU Goes Grey and Blue”. Desiree and Deja Watkins, Miss Freshman at Savannah State were hosting activities the entire week in honor of National Diabetes Month.
The two made and sold grey ribbons and distributed literature from the American Diabetes Association to raise awareness about diabetes to the Savannah State University student body. The posters read “Someone I Love Has Diabetes”. Antioch distributed Diabetic Risk Tests, diet and exercise tips and literature about foot complications associated with diabetes. Antioch’s goal is to prevent toe, foot and leg amputations associated with complications of diabetes. Savannah State University, which has a predominantly African American student population, was a perfect forum for providing the educational material. African Americans and the Hispanic/ Latino community are disproportionately affected by diabetes. Desire and Deja said that all of the proceeds raised would be donated to the American Diabetes Association. Both students are a great example of students being responsible volunteers in our community. Their social responsibility will make them viable leaders. Antioch Foot & Ankle Group was proud to serve with them.