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, is a proud Stop Diabetes supporter since 2009. Empowering Americans to prevent and manage diabetes is the goal initiative between American Diabetes Association and Catherines. During November through December 25, Catherines donates $5.00 for the sale of each specialty designed "Generosity Tee" to 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, PEDS® Legwear, 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. In addition to their financial commitment Equal® and Pure Via® support educational content for the Living With Type 2 Diabetes program, Recipes for Healthy Living resource tool, the Education Recognition Program, and participates in Diabetes EXPO and Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® 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 and trade shows.
NRG Energy, Inc.
NRG Energy, Inc., a leading integrated power company, joins the Association as a National Strategic Partner through 2018. The sponsorship will focus on our Wellness Lives Here initiative and National Get Fit Don't Sit Day™ as well as Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes® and Tour de Cure® events in the Houston, New Jersey and San Francisco markets. NRG will also promote the Association's Stop Diabetes at Work resources and focus on improving the health of its more than 10,000 employees and communities in 22 states.
Quest Diagnostics' Clinical Laboratory Services joins the Association as an American Diabetes Association Alert Day® Sponsor and Wellness Lives Here™ Sponsor in the Kansas City market for 2017. Quest is taking a stand against prediabetes and diabetes by motivating the public to get screened. Working with the Association, Quest is leading a four-week challenge to complete 500,000 prediabetes and diabetes screens. Quest also hopes to engage other companies to take part in the fight against diabetes, while educating its more than 45,000 employees about the disease.
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 and Almonds LLC
Wonderful Pistachios and Almonds LLC, 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.