Warner Robins Applebee’s, cycling group teaming up again to fight diabetes

March 6, 2013 

Applebee’s of Warner Robins is teaming up again with the local cycling group, Beach Angels, on March 23 for the Beach Angels for Diabetes second annual Pancake Breakfast. The all-you-can-eat event is open to the public from 8-10 a.m. at Applebee’s, 314 Russell Parkway.

Tickets are $7 apiece and are available by calling Roger Bunn at 957-5124 or Jim Daly at 396-9694. Proceeds from the breakfast go to the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

The Beach Angels organization is a local fund-raising group comprising members from all walks of life from Middle Georgia to California.

“I am so proud to be able to put this event on with our local team captain Roger Bunn to raise money for ADA,” said Jim Daly, a local attorney and Beach Angel team member. “We have been raising money for about five years now for ADA by cooking and selling barbecue meats such as Boston butts, turkeys and hams.”

In addition to the barbecue sales throughout the year and around the holidays, the Beach Angels team has also participated in the ADA Tour de Cure and other walking and kayaking events sponsored by ADA throughout the Southeast; Napa, Calif.; and Long Beach, Calif. Bunn has participated in bicycle rides in at least seven different states to raise funds for diabetes research.

“The Beach Angels are very proud to have Applebee’s partner with us for the second consecutive year to raise funds to find a cure for this dreadful disease,” Bunn said.

According to the ADA, diabetes is the fifth-highest cause of death by disease in the United States and affects about 25.8 million Americans. The ADA estimates 6.2 million people suffer from the disease and are not aware of it. Early detection of diabetes can spare people from strokes, kidney disease, heart disease, blindness and amputation of limbs.

“We want to thank Applebee’s and all of Warner Robins and Middle Georgia for their kind and continued support,” said Bunn, who suffers from diabetes himself. “We look forward to seeing as many people as possible at the Pancake Breakfast on March 23.”

• Connections on the Parkway Inc. is offering group sessions called Parent Cafes on the challenges of parenting April 6 and May 11 from 10 a.m.-noon. The sessions offer opportunities for parents, grandparents, foster parents and other interested people to network and learn about resources available in the community. The sessions are free and materials are available both in English and Spanish. The location is 957 Carl Vinson Parkway, Centerville.

Reservations are required by calling 225-2684.

Marsha Priest Buzzell is executive director of the Warner Robins Convention and Visitors Bureau. Contact her at 922-5100 or cvb@wrga.gov.

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