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.
Catherines, a chain of more than 420 specialty fashion stores for plus sized women, has been a proud Stop Diabetes® supporter since 2009. Empowering Americans to prevent and manage diabetes is the goal initiative between the American Diabetes Association and Catherines. Beginning April 21 through May 31, along with sharing facts about diabetes in America, Catherines' Associates will ask customers if they wish to "Round Up" the cost of their purchases as a donation to the American Diabetes Association. And, during November through December 25, the company will donate $5.00 for the sale of each specialty designed "Generosity Tee" to support the Association's mission. Over the past 8 years, Catherines has raised more than $750,000 to support the American Diabetes Association.
Dannon Light & Fit 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® yogurt—a proud supporter in the fight to help Stop Diabetes—is helping the Association to promote the importance of healthy lifestyle choices in preventing and managing diabetes by providing a variety of delicious recipes as well as tips and tools for healthier eating.
As a resource for foot care products suitable for people with diabetes, Gildan, makers of MediPeds®, proudly supports the movement to Stop Diabetes! MediPeds offerings include diabetic socks and educational materials on diabetic foot care. As a supporter of the Association, the brand also supports the diabetes community by encouraging consumer participation in local events.
Merisant Company and Whole Earth Sweetener Company LLC, the makers of Equal® Sweetener and PureVia® All Natural Zero Calorie Sweetener promote 0 calorie options for people living with diabetes. Equal® has been a national sponsor of the American Diabetes Association for more than 23 years and is recognized as the Association's Stop Diabetes® Nutrition Sponsor. Merisant’s financial commitment help to support educational content for the Living With Type 2 Diabetes program, the Education Recognition Program, Featured Recipes, as well as participation in the Association’s Diabetes EXPO event in Chicago. In addition to supporting nutrition content and Association events, Merisant promotes awareness of the Stop Diabetes® movement in their national print advertising campaigns, trade shows and in Association publications.
Since 2012, Primal has been a proud national sponsor of the Tour de Cure®, the premier cycling fundraising event of the American Diabetes Association®. Through the Primal Gives Back® program, Primal will donate 15 percent of the cost of custom team jersey orders directly to individual team fundraising to benefit the American Diabetes Association® and help Stop Diabetes®. Working together with sponsors like Primal, Tour de Cure® encourages people to get on their bikes, not only to benefit their own health, but also to help improve the lives of all those living with diabetes.
Quest Diagnostics Health & Wellness joins the Association as an American Diabetes Association Alert Day® Sponsor and Wellness Lives Here™ Sponsor in the Kansas City market for 2017. Quest Diagnostics Health & Wellness is taking a stand against prediabetes and diabetes by motivating the public to get screened. Working with the Association, Quest is leading a 30-day challenge to complete 500,000 prediabetes and diabetes screenings. Quest is educating its employees about the disease, more than 43,000 of them, and also hopes to engage wellness employer clients to take part in the fight against diabetes.
Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial, a leader in employee benefits and stop-loss solutions in the U.S., 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 a National Sponsor of Wellness Lives Here��� Health Champion Designation, Sun Life will help us inspire employers to make a positive impact on the overall well-being of their employees–encouraging them to take actions in preventing and controlling diabetes and empowering them to live a more active and healthy lifestyle.
Wonderful Pistachios, a champion of healthy snacks, is a new National Stop Diabetes® Sponsor for 2017. Wonderful Pistachios is committed to helping stop diabetes by promoting healthy eating habits on a nationwide scale and is supporting the Association's National Healthy Lunch Day initiative. Planned activations include a healthy snack campaign on the Association's Facebook page leading up to World Pistachio Day, a recipe slide show on diabetesforecast.org in May and sponsorship and employee participation in the Los Angeles area. The company will also engage its workforce in its health and wellness efforts.