We appreciate all of the contributions to Beat The 'Betes, Inc.

About Beat the Betes, Inc.

Beat the Betes, Inc. is a non profit organization dedicated to influencing our community in a positive way! Our goals are to decrease mortality in young adults suffering from diabetes, inspire health and lifestyle improvements in the community, and also provide scholarships to young adults who demonstrate academic excellence.

The vision for Beat the Betes, Inc. was created by Octavia D. Ocean, who passed away February 2014 from the disease at the age of twenty-four. Though Octavia is no longer with us, a host of her family and friends are continuing her vision and legacy.

Upcoming Event


July 13th / 1 PM - 6 PM at Lincoln Terrace Park

About Octavia Diamond Ocean

Octavia was born on October 22, 1989, in Brooklyn, NY. From the time Octavia was a young child, she was the star who lit up the room. Octavia’s inquisitive nature and desire to learn resulted in her excelling in school. In her formative years, she attended prestigious elementary schools where she ranked as one of the top students in her class. Octavia’s stellar academic performance resulted in her earning a scholarship to the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Massachusetts. While in Berkshire, Octavia participated in numerous student organizations. Once again, Octavia graduated with honors.

Are You Interested in Becoming a Volunteer for Beat the Betes, Inc.?

Beat the Betes Tote Bags

Check out our new Burlap Tote Bags.The proceeds from the sales of these bags go to support the Beat the Betes organization.Thank you for your contribution!

Sign Up for Our Mentorship Program!

Our mentorship program is currently under development for young adults, ages 15-32.
If you or someone you know is suffering from Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
please click the button to sign up!

Tay Day: A Celebration of Life and Academic Excellence

Tay Day: The Event

On October 21st, 2017 Beat the Betes, Inc. celebrated our 1st Octavia D. Ocean scholarship recipient! All proceeds from ticket sales went towards Beat the Betes, Inc. & The Octavia D. Ocean Scholarship.

The Octavia D. Ocean Scholarship Winner

Congratulations Jazzmine Brooks! She's a 19-year old sophomore at Fisk Univesrity studying Secondary Education!

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Thank you for helping Keep Octavia's Vision Alive