October 26, 2016
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Atlanta Falcon Chauncey Davis Joins Diabetes Prevention Program

[Atlanta, GA] Atlanta Falcons Chauncey Davis, Bishop Eddie L. Long and Samson Health and Fitness Center have recently partnered for a 6-week health, fitness and education program titled "Live Like Him: Project L.I.F.E." launching June 6, during both Sunday services at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia. During the launch event, Davis, in conjunction with the Diabetes Association of Atlanta, will host a special diabetes screening for the entire 25,000 member congregation. In addition to screenings, participants age 8 and older will be able to sign up for the 6-week program focused on exposing youth, adults and families to various physical fitness, sports and recreational activities.



"The Chauncey Davis Foundation is proud to partner with Bishop Long and the entire New Birth family to combat diabetes which affects millions of Americans and families around the world," Davis said. "When my mother lost her leg due to complications with diabetes, it changed everything. Diabetes did not just affect her, it changed the lives of everyone in my immediate family. My goal with this program is to prevent diabetes by working and teaching young people how to stay fit for life and educating them about diet and nutrition as well."




Each week, the program will engage participants in a new fitness activity at the Samson Health and Fitness Center located on the New Birth campus. Youth participants will engage in basketball, tennis and cardio exercises. Adult participants will focus on strength training and cardio exercises. The program concludes each Saturday with a 30-minute educational seminar hosted by the Diabetes Association of Atlanta. Registration forms for the Live Like Him: Project L.I.F.E. initiative will be available on Sunday, June 6, at New Birth and at Samson Health and Fitness Center beginning June 7. 




"Studies show that habits can be broken in 6 weeks," Davis said. "From basketball to karate, our 6-week program will break bad habits and will get youth, adults and entire families active again."




The Diabetes Association of Atlanta will also host a series of prevention and management classes beginning June 10.  The free classes, that are valued up to $1,000 per person, meet one night each week for the duration of the training program. Registration is free and open to the public. To register for the free classes, call 770-696-9600 x. 1623.




-         Prevention - June 10th - July 15th , 7-9 pm, Room 111 (New Birth Cathedral)


-         Management - June 10th - July 1st, 7- 9 pm, Room 112 (New Birth Cathedral)




"The Diabetes Association of Atlanta has been a tremendous partner in helping us educate the masses about diabetes prevention, early detection and management," added Davis. "We are proud to collaborate with them in our fight to tackle diabetes in our communities."



For more information on the Chauncey Davis Foundation, visit



The Chauncey Davis Foundation recently hosted a special youth fitness program at Coan Middle School in Atlanta for 350 middle school students. Cardio Kids, DTLR and Nike served as event sponsors.


Established in 2007, Atlanta Falcons Defensive End Chauncey Davis started The Chauncey Davis Foundation, a 501(c)(3), with a focus on educating youth about health and wellness issues. Each year, the foundation provides a number of educational workshops, seminars and activities to promote healthy living, physical health, mental health and lifestyles with a specific concentration in diabetes awareness, detection and prevention.



With over 25,000 members and more than 40 ministries, New Birth built its Cathedral not only for church services, but also to accommodate the New Birth staff administrative offices; Faith Academy, New Birth's Christian School of Excellence; and a variety of programs and activities such as conferences, concerts, theatrical productions, graduations, weddings, educational classes and more. For we realize that people, not buildings, represent the church, and that the sacredness of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church comes from the one and only God our Father.



Through the years, the Diabetes Association of Atlanta, Inc., has grown and emerged to be a full service agency committed to alleviating the medical, financial, and psychological impact that diabetes has on individuals and their families. The Diabetes Association of Atlanta, Inc. is one of the few nonprofit agencies in Atlanta that addresses the needs of people affected with diabetes through screening, quality comprehensive self-management education courses and medical assistance. The dedicated service of our effective staff has assisted these people in improving the quality of their lives.


The Chauncey Davis Foundation 
Our Mailing Address:
The Chauncey Davis Foundation
3355 Lenox Road
Suite 750
Atlanta, GA 30326


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