"Diabetes Awareness Day"
Gov. Pat Quinn today signed legislation sponsored by House Republican Leader Tom Cross designating every Nov. 14 in Illinois as "Diabetes Awareness Day."
Cross, of Oswego, has pushed an agenda to fight diabetes. His daughter, Reynolds, has Type 1 diabetes.
“In order to prevent diabetes, we must continue to raise awareness and educate people about the importance of leading a healthy, active lifestyle to lower the risk of diabetes,” Quinn said in a statement. “I would like to thank Leader Cross for his longtime commitment to increase awareness and prevention of diabetes.”