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Falcons’ Chauncey Davis foundation hits home

chaunceyFalcons 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.

Information: www.chaunceydavisfoundation.org.

2 comments Add your comment

Erik B

November 10th, 2009
3:55 pm

Chauncey is a great leader on and off the field! Keep up the great work in Atlanta.

Telain W

November 15th, 2009
2:16 pm

It has been a pleasure serving on the board and fulfilling the mission of the Chauncey Davis Foundation.