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Falcons pitch-in to help Dekalb County Children fight Obesity & Diabetes
Falcons pitch-in to help Dekalb County Children fight Obesity & Diabetes

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by the Chauncey Davis Foundation) 

Atlanta Falcons Defensive End Chauncey Davis (#92), Atlanta Falcons Harry Douglas, entertainment mogul Devyne Stephens, Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders, Atlanta Falcons mascot Freddie Falcon and more will donate new bikes for youth this holiday season to promote exercise and healthy lifestyles 365 days a year. The 2nd Annual Chauncey Davis Bike For Life initiative will provide 200 bikes to youth this Christmas as a part of an ongoing effort to encourage physical fitness and combat childhood obesity and diabetes.

Recipients were identified through strategic partnerships with DeKalb County Parks & Recreation Department, 100 Black Men of DeKalb and 100 Black Men of Atlanta.

“We know the best ways to combat diabetes and childhood obesity is through diet and exercise,” said Davis, whose mother lost her leg due to complications associated with diabetes. “There is no better gift I can think of than the gift of life through promoting healthy lifestyles and exercise year round.”

Davis established The Chauncey Davis Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, in 2007 shortly after his mother’s amputation. Since its inception, the foundation has worked in the community promoting health/wellness, nutrition and diabetes awareness. “Diabetes has totally changed my life,” added Davis. “If I can expose young people to a different way of life, then their story may not have to be my mother’s story. I would consider it a big win!”