Mon 6 Aug 2012
I love a good crab cake! I shot this one for The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook. It is always fun working with everyone at ADA, but it’s rewarding, too, because they help so many people with much-needed expert advice and nutritional information.
I recently got a personal email from Greg Guthrie, ADA’s managing editor of book publishing, letting me know that he is participating in the their annual fundraising/awareness event, “Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.” He said, “You’ve helped us produce a lot of beautiful cookbooks, but right now, I’m asking for your support rather than beautiful food photography. For the first time in my 10 years with the American Diabetes Association, I’m walking to help raise funds to support our mission. I used to think that simply putting out great books for people with diabetes was enough of a contribution to our association’s goals, but this year…I realized that I personally have to do more to help solve this growing health crisis.”
I am happy to support his participation and want to share the info with my friends, too. As Greg says, “By making a donation on my behalf, you will be helping the Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.”
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes happens on October 20, 2012. If you want to learn more about this campaign, and will consider contributing, as I did, please visit Greg Guthrie’s Step Out Page.
Photo at top, with styling by Lisa Cherkasky, is from The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook, by Robyn Webb. Published by the American Diabetes Association, it was recognized with the “2011 International Gourmand Award: Best Nutrition and Health Cookbook in USA.” It is available at bookstores nationwide and at www.ShopDiabetes.org.