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Welcome to The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi

Our mission is simple—we save lives every day! The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi (DFM) is the state's premier nonprofit health organization working to prevent diabetes and associated complications as well as work to improve the lives of every child, adult, and every family touched by type 1 or type 2 diabetes. We accomplish this through education, support, advocacy, medical assistance and research.

 

Up-Coming Events:


June 1 - Chicot Challenge VIII: The Comeback

Mississippi Senior Olympics 4x Gold Medal winner Dr. Zane Hodge and his Team Centerville once again tackle Lake Chicot to fight diabetes and promote a healthy lifestyle.  The swim is set for June 1, the day before his 63rd birthday. The distance is 12 miles, the course running from the State Park to Ditch Bayou or vice versa starting at 7:00 am -ish and lasting 8-9 hours.  Support him by donating to the DFM with "Chicot Challenge" in the memo line and to keep up with his adventures, aquatic and otherwise, follow Zane's blog or subscribe to his YouTube channel.


August 3, 2019 - Mississippi Corvette Classic 

2019 Corvette Classic ShowFor over 60 years, they’ve captured our hearts and our imaginations… From their first showing at GM’s Motorama in 1953 to the latest C7 Corvette Stingray, we have had a love affair with America’s sports car-the Corvette! 

Car enthusiasts will get a chance to see several generations of this classic icon at the 8th annual Mississippi Corvette Classic, hosted by the Mississippi Corvette Club, Inc. at the Jackson Convention Complex on Saturday, August 3, 2019.

The doors will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Admission will be $5.00 for all over the age of 13. The net proceeds from this event will benefit the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi.


MISSISSIPPI's Walk for Diabetes Season: Sept. 14 - Nov. 3

If you have diabetes, or love someone who does, the DFM is already part of your support crew.

Please be part of ours! For the walk nearest you, click HERE.


 

November 9-10, 2019 - Spring Camp Kandu!

A place where kids with Diabetes "Kandu" anything.
Join the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi in empowering kids and making a difference in their lives!
The camp is free for children with Diabetes, but fills up quickly. Parents, friends and family members also are encouraged to attend the camp to learn about diabetes management, including the importance of healthy meal planning, exercising regularly and monitoring blood glucose levels.  Call 601-957-7878 for more information