Dominique Dawes Advocates for Diabetes Awareness

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November 11, 2011 ‐ By madamenoire

Famous gymnast, Dominique Dawes, is lending her time and her celebrity in the fight against diabetes.

In a recent release Dawes explained the reasons why she’s spreading awareness about a disease that affects 3.7 million African Americans:

With a history of diabetes in my family, I am aware of the severe effects of the disease and am very pleased to assist in educating Americans about the importance of early detection and appropriate treatment,” Dawes said.

To read more details about her advocacy and look and pictures and video from her Olympic competitions, head over to Black Voices.com.

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