Falcons defensive end Chauncey Davis’ foundation promotes health and wellness, which seems pretty fitting for a pro athlete.
But the foundation’s focus on diabetes awareness, detection and prevention is a tribute to his mother.
“Diabetes personally impacted my life when my mother lost a leg due to complications associated with the disease,” he told us. “Now, I consider it my mission to increase awareness of diabetes and to promote healthy lifestyles for youth and young adults.”
At 9 a.m. today, DeKalb County Commissioner Lee May will recognize Davis and the foundation at a ceremony in the Manuel Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive in Decatur.
“His hands-on work in Georgia serves as an example of the positive change one individual can make when they dedicate their time, energy and resources to any idea,” May said.