Inspiring and Educating Our Community
Have you ever wondered what a person with diabetes goes through within one day? Multiple blood-sugar checks, insulin injections, meal planning, dietary maintenance, consistent exercise/physical activity, and the balance of all of these factors to ensure successful control of glucose levels are all a part of the daily routine of people and families living with diabetes. The process can be extremely overwhelming, and the goal is sometimes difficult to accomplish, especially for those facing a new diagnosis.
As we celebrate our fourth annual golf tournament, we seek your support for Swing 4 Diabetes. Hosted by Diana Ramage and Kendall and Celesta Simmons, this event is an annual fund raiser which will address the special needs of people living with diabetes. The money raised this year will benefit the Diabetes and Nutrition Center at East Alabama Medical Center. This specialized department provides supplies, counseling and education for those who otherwise would not be able to afford those services.
Please come join us in our efforts to inspire and educate our community.
Diana Ramage began playing golf at the age of ten. National success in junior golf tournaments put her on the college radar as a young high school student. Despite recruitment efforts by most all of the southeastern schools,Ramage knew Auburn University would become her school of choice. While playing on the AU Golf Team, Ramage was awarded numerous individual titles, including National First Team All American her senior year. The Auburn University Golf Team was ranked number one at various times during Diana’s collegiate career. The team also won two South Eastern Conference championships. After graduating in 2005, Diana headed straight to LPGA Qualifying School where she finished in the top 15 and received her LPGA card.
Diana has lived in Auburn since 2000. She is very happy to call Auburn home along with her family. Diana is now working for a new real estate company, THREE-SIXTY. She has been in real estate for over a year and is loving her new found career!
For more information check out her website: www.dianaramage.com
Kendall Simmons is truly an Auburn man. He was a successful part of the Auburn football team from 1997-2002. He received a bachelor 's degree in Graphic Design while attending Auburn University. Simmons was the first round draft pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2002. After winning rookie of the year he was diagnosed with type I diabetes in 2003. This condition was only a minor speed bump for Simmons. The following year he won the Ed Block Courage Award for returning to football after being diagnosed.
After winning 2 Super bowls, Simmons has now retired from the NFL. He is currently employed as a spokesperson for Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company with 87 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care.
Simmons is blessed to have a wonderful supporting family by his side. He is married to his college sweetheart, Celesta Simmons. Together they have 3 lovely little girls, Kensley, Laila and Olivia Pearl, and 1 son, Henry Kendall Tyce.
For help by phone, please contact:
Diana Ramage 334.524.2355