The American Diabetes Association (Association) announced the Diabetes Dance Dare to raise awareness about the impact of diabetes and to empower everyone to get moving.
The campaign kicked off in late September with celebrity chef, weight loss expert and best-selling author Devin Alexander’s first video. Since then Sam Martin, Shaquille O’Neal, Shane Ray, Rashad Jennings, Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello, and Lance Bass have participated, but our favorite video, hands down, is from Kelly Clarkson and her adorable daughter River, above. Seriously, how cute are they?
“Everyone is impacted by diabetes – a disease that has grown in epidemic proportions to include more than 29 million people in the U.S. An additional 86 million have prediabetes, and nearly 90 percent are unaware of their risk,” Kevin L. Hagan, CEO of the American Diabetes Association, said in a statement. “Our hope is that through the Diabetes Dance Dare, we will engage millions of individuals across the country, igniting conversations and generating funds to help us fight the disease.”
Diabetes Dance Dare participants are asked to share a video of themselves dancing via social media using the hashtag #DiabetesDanceDare. A 23-second long video could help signify this important diabetes statistic—someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes every 23 seconds. In addition to sharing their dance, participants are asked to “dare” three friends to also dance and donate to the Association. So get your butt off the couch and get your wallet out of your purse and get moving!