Tony Award winner aids in diabetes education

April 18, 2011 4:45:17 AM PDT
The eighth annual Diabetes Expo at Navy Pier gives visitors a chance to learn everything they need to know about the disease under one roof.

In addition to free health screenings and exhibits, visitors had a chance to talk with Tony award-winning actor Ben Vereen.

Vereen launched a national campaign called "Take the Stage for Diabetes Awareness" to educate people living with the disease.

ABC7's Cheryl Burton served as the event's emcee.