Monday, November 26, 2012

William Sisca: The FACTs on Diabetes

Name: William Sisca

What is your job? Founder & Chairman of F.A.C.T Foundation

What social causes are most important to you?
Finding a cure for type-1 and type-2 Diabetes

What charities do you support – and how?
Besides the F.A.C.T Foundation, which is my own charity, I have supported charities dealing with Diabetes including American Diabetes Association and the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation.

Why do you have a passion for this one in particular, is there a personal tie?
I was diagnosed with type-1 Diabetes at the age of 13, and ever since then, I wanted to do something to help find a cure and raise awareness for this disease that affects 26 million Americans, and rising.

Is there a particular way you would want to encourage readers to be involved?
If you can attend one of our events, definitely do so. They are a ton of fun and all the money raised goes towards research and helping out local diabetics who are under-insured or uninsured and need help paying for their diabetic supplies. We also accept monetary donations of any amount, which also goes towards the same cause.

How would you define social responsibility?
To me, social responsibility means giving back if the circumstances are right. In my case, since I was affected with Diabetes, I feel as though it’s my duty to “step up to the plate”, and work towards finding a cure through research, fundraising, and determination.

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