AMGA Foundation launched its National Day of Action concept during its first Chronic Care Challenge campaign, Measure Up/Pressure Down®, and is continuing the observance as part of the Together 2 Goal® campaign.
On one day during National Diabetes Month each November, we encourage all Together 2 Goal® supporters to take an “action” to empower the nation to better manage diabetes.
Our inaugural National Day of Action for diabetes was held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 and saw 214 participants help reach over 4 million Americans. Together 2 Goal® led two “actions” that participating AMGA members, non-profit partners and supporting organizations, corporate collaborators, and the general public joined:
Online pledge: Organizations and individuals completed our online pledge, publicly committing to taking at least one “action” on November 3. Participants selected from our sample “actions”—from getting active to educating employees—and many brainstormed their own “actions”!
Twitter chat: Together 2 Goal® co-hosted a Twitter chat about diabetes with our newest partner, Diabetes Hands Foundation using the hashtag #T2Gchat. Participants joined to discuss tips for better managing diabetes and supporting others living with the condition as well as share resources. One lucky participant won a boxing glove signed by world champion boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, who was the keynote speaker at our campaign launch event in March 2016!
For more information about the many activities hosted by the campaign and the different “actions” participants engaged in, check out our National Day of Action Wrap Report.
We hope you’ll join us for our second Together 2 Goal® National Day of Action on Thursday, November 9, 2017—stay tuned for more details!