Ashley and City of Hope Launch National Diabetes Month Awareness Campaign
TAMPA, Florida., November 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ashley Global Retail (Ashley) is partnering with City of Hope, one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in United States, to raise diabetes awareness during National Diabetes Month. Ashley spotlights City of Hope and the Wanek Family Project for Type 1 Diabetes, with the goal of educating consumers about the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and the City of Hope to develop next-generation therapies, tackle complications, and ultimately discover cures.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide and can lead to serious and life-threatening complications over time. The incidence of diabetes increases in United Statesand there is an urgent need to improve prevention, treatment and cures.
City of Hope is a world leader in diabetes. Its scientists helped develop synthetic human insulin, now used by millions of people with diabetes. The co-branded campaign with Ashley aims to showcase City of Hope’s groundbreaking expertise and milestones, as well as raise funds for new medical advancements. Consumers will be able to interact and test their knowledge by learning how the disease affects people in United States, research advances made through the Wanek Family Project, and approaches for better treatments and potential cures for diabetes: promoting prevention, halting progression, restoring function, and treating complications. They will also be able to make donations to accelerate this work at City of Hope.
The Wanek Family Type 1 Diabetes Project, created through a foundational gift from the Wanek family, has helped City of Hope make monumental medical advances since 2017, including 36 new discoveries, 21 patents, six clinical trials and more than 385 publications. These discoveries have revolutionized the way diabetes is understood around the world.
“The work that City of Hope is doing is groundbreaking. His research has revolutionized the understanding and treatment of diabetes and will improve the lives of many people affected by this disease,” said Todd Wanek, President and CEO, Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC. “We are honored to partner with City of Hope, and we hope the campaign will educate others about how this disease affects the people we know and love and how we can come together to find a cure.”
“Through the generosity of the Wanek family and donations from other donors and foundations, City of Hope has advanced key areas of research in the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the prevention of type 2 diabetes,” said Debbie Thurmond, Ph.D., director of the City of Hope Arthur Riggs Institute for Diabetes and Metabolism Research. “City of Hope research areas include identifying biomarkers that help predict and prevent diabetes, using immunotherapies to stop beta cell attack, gene editing to prevent complications of diabetes and harnessing the insights of a team of experts studying the intersection between cancer and diabetes.”
“We are deeply grateful to the Wanek family for their generosity and look forward to continuing this collaboration,” Thurmond added.
Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC will also host the awareness campaign at its North American facilities, engaging more than 15,000 employees to learn more about diabetes, research efforts and prevention measures. The facilities will also provide diabetes check-ups at on-site wellness clinics.
Follow the campaign on Instagram or on Ashley’s website, where you can learn more and donate to City of Hope research and medical advancements or visit your local Ashley store. You can also follow City of Hope’s Facebook and Instagram or visit CityofHope.org/diabetes-Ashley.
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About the City of Hope
City of Hope’s mission is to deliver tomorrow’s remedies to the people who need them today. Founded in 1913, City of Hope has become one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the United States and one of the leading centers for research into diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. As an independent cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope offers patients a uniquely integrated model, spanning cancer care, research and development, academics and training, as well as innovation initiatives. The research and technology developed at City of Hope has provided the basis for many breakthrough cancer drugs, as well as synthetic human insulin and monoclonal antibodies. A leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy, such as CAR T cell therapy, City of Hope’s personalized treatment protocols help advance cancer care worldwide.
In an effort to expand access to the latest discoveries and cutting-edge care to more patients, families and communities, City of Hope’s growing nationwide system includes its major Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care centers across Southern Californiaa new cancer center in Orange County, Californiaand Cancer Centers of America. City of Hope’s family of affiliated organizations includes the Translational Genomics Research Institute and AccessHope™. For more information on City of Hope, follow us on Facebook, TwitterYouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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