National Diabetes Initiative & P. H. Shriners Foundation

In the latter part of 2008, newly installed Imperial Potentate Oliver Washington and the Imperial Divan of the Prince Hall Shriners (A.E.A.O.N.M.S.) initiated talks with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to contemplate a collaborative effort for a philanthropic partnership. As a result, Imperial Potentate Washington and the Imperial Divan commenced planning towards developing a new program to sustain such collaboration.