Our National Sponsors play an important role in helping the American Diabetes Association raise much needed funds to bring us closer to finding a cure for the disease, increase awareness and improve the lives of people affected by diabetes and those at risk.
We thank the following National Sponsors for their valuable support; and we urge other companies to support the diabetes community through the programs and events of the American Diabetes Association.
Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc., a leading provider of premium delicatessen products, is a supporter of the movement to Stop Diabetes and works with the Association to champion diabetes prevention by promoting healthy lifestyle options through good eating habits and physical fitness. Boar's Head's also distributes healthy eating information and promotes taking the Association's type 2 risk test so that consumers know their risk for diabetes.
Bumble Bee Foods
Bumble Bee Foods, North America's largest branded self-stable seafood company offering a full line of canned and pouched tuna, salmon, sardine and specialty protein products, supports the Association in its efforts to encourage healthy choices, particularly when it comes to food selection and exercise. Bee Well For Life, Bumble Bee's interactive healthy living program, works hand-in-hand with the Association to educate and empower individuals to learn more about diabetes prevention and management and tips for living a healthy life. In addition to these efforts, Bumble Bee has selected the Association as one of its three non-profits to receive a $50,000 donation. In addition, for every mile you walk, run or cycle and log on www.beewellforlife.com, the Association will receive a $.10 donation for every mile up to $150,000.
Catherines, a chain of specialty fashion stores for plus size women, has joined our efforts to Stop Diabetes by raising funds for the Association and educating their customers about this devastating disease. They support the Association by holding a "Round Up to Stop Diabetes" fundraising campaign where shoppers at all Catherines stores were encouraged to help in the fight against diabetes by rounding up the total amount of their purchase to the next dollar. In addition, Catherines supports the local Philadelphia market through Victory Over Diabetes and Step Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes. And, they encourage all their stores, located throughout the country, to create local walk teams and support Step Out in their own communities.
The Curél® Skincare experts, who have developed a line of Dermatologist Recommended lotions and creams with Advanced Ceramide Therapy, have joined the movement to Stop Diabetes®. Research has shown that those living with diabetes are at higher risk of developing skin complications. The Curel® Skincare experts will help to raise awareness about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, and emphasizing the connection between healthy skin care and diabetes. In addition, the Curel® Skincare experts will support Stop Diabetes® by distributing educational material about skin care through the Association's Center for Information and Community Support.
Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt
As part of their efforts to encourage people to choose healthy foods and include yogurt as part of a nutritious meal plan, The Dannon Company, Inc. and its Light & Fit® Greek yogurt have joined in the fight to help Stop Diabetes®. Dannon® supports two of the Association's important healthy living programs: Recipes for Healthy Living and Living With Type 2 Diabetes. Dannon is also helping us promote the importance of healthy lifestyle choices in preventing/managing diabetes by providing a variety of delicious recipes as well as tips and tools for healthier eating. In addition, they are sponsoring many community-based events, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, Tour de Cure and the inaugural Tour de Cure: Women's Series, our first, ever event that focuses on women - women who are active, want to cycle together and help raise funds to find a cure for this devastating disease.
Dr. Comfort is a leading provider of foot care products for people with diabetes and supports the Association's efforts to Stop Diabetes®. Offering an array of products including shoes, inserts, socks, slippers, sandals and compression hosiery, Dr. Comfort works with foot health professionals to provide therapeutic footwear for those affected by diabetes. To help the Association raise additional awareness of the importance of foot care, Dr. Comfort provides educational materials through the Association's Center for Information and Community Support and Living with Type 2 Diabetes Program. In addition, they also engage local communities through their involvement at Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and Tour de Cure events.
Gold's Gym is a national sponsor of Tour de Cure, The American Diabetes Association's nationwide cycling event that helps to increase awareness about diabetes. Each year, Gold's Gym teams up with us to raise funds and promote the importance of physical activity in preventing and managing diabetes. Since 2004, Gold's Gym has been one of the Tour's Top Fundraising Teams and has raised over $3.2 million to support the mission of the Association. As part of their ongoing commitment to stop diabetes, Gold's Gym has also worked with the Association to develop an Intro to Fitness Guide and on-line fitness resource center that offers free fitness information, tips and exercise programs.
Janssen Pharmaceuticals is a national Stop Diabetes® sponsor and supported American Diabetes Alert Day® reaching the undiagnosed and American Diabetes Month in November. The company is a Patron Sponsor of the Scientific Sessions, the world's largest meeting on diabetes. Janssen supported two awards presented at the meeting including the Harold Rifkin Award For Distinguished Intenal Service In The Cause of Diabetes and the Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award In Diabetes.
The Merisant Company, the makers of Equal® Sweetener and PureVia® All natural Zero Calorie Sweetener promote healthy eating options for people living with diabetes. The Brands have been a national sponsor of the American Diabetes Association for 20 years and supports the Association's premier fundraising event, Step Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes. In addition to their financial commitment Equal® and Pure Via® support the promotion of Step Out and Stop Diabetes® in their national print advertising and direct mail campaigns.
McNeil Nutritionals LLC, maker of Splenda® Brands is committed to helping people and their families with diabetes by focusing on the nutritional needs of the diabetes community. Splenda Brands is a supporter of the Stop Diabetes® movement and is helping to raise awareness about the importance of nutrition in the management of diabetes through social media and advertising.
Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial, a leader in employee benefits and stop-loss solutions, is working with the American Diabetes Association to help raise awareness of the impact of diabetes and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. As the Presenting Sponsor of America Gets Cooking℠ to Stop Diabetes®, an initiative of American Diabetes Month (November), Sun Life is helping us inspire people to live a more active and healthy lifestyle by empowering them to cook nutritious and delicious food.