Sabrina Williams is a mom of a 17-year old, an entrepreneur, an aspiring writer and a woman on a mission. She is raising awareness and funds to support the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes campaign sponsored by the American Diabetes Association.
Williams, inspired by the story of a friend, Dee Quick-Holden, who is living with Diabetes, remembered that her own family had a history with the disease. Williams' father passed away in 1979 at the age of 30 after entering a diabetic coma. Earlier this year, Williams lost her Mom from an unrelated disease and she channeled her grief into action and support of her friend, Quick-Holden.
"I was compelled to join Dee in this year's Diabetes Walk. Hopefully people can learn the true meaning of life. Our lives are extremely precious. One day, we're feeling and doing fine. Then the next, we're sick and weak. Also in this world with so much negativity, we need positive actions. Helping people is positive energy. Something as simple as walking can greatly help others," explained Sabrina Williams.
In memory of her father, Eddie N. Armstrong, in support of Quick-Holden and in support of the 26 million people in the United States who live with Diabetes, Williams is committed to the American Diabetes Association's STEP OUT campaign. Her team, Team Git Ur Don Holden, is hoping people will make online donations in Williams' name at http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/StepOut/A1MND-MarylandArea?px=7606156&pg=personal&fr_id=8337 to help them reach their $500 goal.
"I'm a believer in God, the Most High God. As a child, I was raised in a Baptist church. As I became an adult, my faith was strengthened by many Christian denominations. So the principles and teachings of Christianity are instilled within me. Two great teachings are 'do unto others as you have them do unto you' and 'love thy neighbor as thyself.' My participation in the Diabetes walk is doing exactly that. By helping others, I'm giving love and we all need love," said Williams.
Williams and Team Git Ur Don Holden has raised 60% of their fundraising goal. In a statement on her team's fundraising website, Williams encourages people to donate on her behalf so that the American Diabetes Association can offer community-based education programs, fund critical research for a cure to the disease and protect the rights of people living with Diabetes.
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