Reed Spreading #DriveYourHealth Message at Bristol
CONCORD, N.C. (April 19, 2017) – Roush Fenway Racing driver Ryan Reed spreads awareness of diabetes and sends encouragement to those living with the disease weekly through his on-track efforts and interactions with NASCAR fans. This weekend, Reed will add to that message by highlighting some special diabetes resources in the state of Tennessee and by visiting with fans Friday evening at the Lilly Diabetes #DriveYourHealth activation at the Bristol Motor Speedway Fan Fest.
“The state of Tennessee ranks fourth highest in the country in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes, so this is an important stop for us to reach those living with diabetes and those that may be at-risk,” said Reed. “As I know so well, it’s important to take care of yourself, talk with your doctor about staying healthy, and reach out to your family and friends for encouragement and support.”
Wellmont Diabetes Treatment Centers, a part of Northeast Tennessee/Southwest Virginia’s Wellmont Health System, and Reed are spreading the word about Wellmont’s diabetes initiatives. Reed will highlight Wellmont’s Diabetes Alert Sticker program, by carrying the sticker on his No. 16 Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang for the third year in a row. The sticker is designed to inform a law enforcement officer who is investigating a potential case of impaired driving to check whether a motorist might instead be having difficulties with his or her diabetes. A person experiencing a diabetes emergency might exhibit symptoms that mimic impaired driving.
Reed will be at Bristol’s Food City Race Night at BMS on Friday, April 21. Reed will be on hand to sign autographs at 5:30 p.m. Representatives from Lilly Diabetes and Wellmont Health will on hand as well to help educate fans.
The XFINITY Series race will air on FS1 at 1pm ET on Saturday, April 22. Tune in and watch Reed maneuver the 0.533-mile track in his No. 16 Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang.
For further information on Wellmont Diabetes Treatment Centers’ Sticker Program, please visit www.mydiabetesalert.com.
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