The end of the year brings crunch time for people to give to charities or donate to non profit organizations to get a cut on their taxes. That's one thing the American Diabetes Association in Springfield looks at too, since this would be a busy time for them to receive donations. Vanessa Wiseman, Manager of Development for ADA said although they are a national organization, donated funds stay local and can go specifically to events such as Kiss A Pig or their Step Out Walk.
Wiseman said every bit counts for a non-profit organization, especially one that helps with a disease that affects as many people per day like ADA does. She said, about 2 people are diagnosed with diabetes every minute, and it's important people have the information, know the symptoms of diabetes, and know ways to prevent it.
Wiseman appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.