(AllHipHop News) Run-DMC co-founder Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons and his wife Justine are doing their part to fight diabetes as the new ambassadors of the “Ask.Screen.Know” campaign with Novo Nordisk.
The pair became much more consciouss about their health, when they found out that both sides of their families were at risk for the disease.
According to stats, the Simmons’ discovery was quite common. There are 29 million Americans who have diabetes and 1 in 4 don’t even know it.
“You can’t confront what you don’t know,” Rev Run told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “We know that our family history impacts our family today more than ever. Learning about our risk of diabetes has empowered our entire family to make important adjustments to our everyday lifestyle.”
To help spread the word, Rev Run and Justine are taking part in a traveling exhibit that encourage adults to know their risk of type 2 diabetes.
The first exhibit took place at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, while other stops, including one at Mall of America in Minneapolis, will take place later this month.
“If you’re physically fit but have a family history of diabetes, that makes you at risk, too. It’s important to take the Diabetes Risk Factor Assessment to find out if you are at risk, get screened, and take charge of your health.”
To take an online Diabetes Risk Factor Assessment at www.AskScreenKnow.com.