St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund

Diabetes Prevention Program

The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund (SCF), a 501(c)(3) charity that helps over-the-road truck drivers when an illness or injury causes them to be out of work, is requesting funds to develop a pilot Virtual Diabetes Prevention Program for professional truck drivers.

Due to the nature of their lifestyles, long-haul truck drivers are vulnerable to a host of health issues that include, but are not limited to, high blood pressure, obesity, and high cholesterol, all of which can individually or collectively lead to Type II diabetes. Diabetes is preventable with a combination of proper monitoring, testing, corrective dieting, physical exercise and professional coaching. The SCF is partnering with HOPE 80/20 to offer a virtual, Center for Disease Control (CDC) certified and National Institute of Health (NIH) approved, Diabetes Prevention Program. This program will assist our network of drivers in maintaining a healthier lifestyle which will result in long-term benefits for truckers within the designated counties.

As partners, the SCF and HOPE 80/20 are proposing to utilize an online video and telephonic service in which a professional coaching program will address their health issues without taking time away from the drivers’ demanding work schedules. Through the contributions and financial support of the Trinity Foundation and our collective efforts, we can together join to save lives, prevent diabetes and promote healthier lifestyles for truck drivers throughout Knox, Anderson, Blount, Grainger, Jefferson, Loudon, Roane, Sevier, and Union counties.