Anna Katherine Tollett, from Louisiana, Wins American Diabetes Association’s National Video Contest

Alexandria,
January 31, 2011

The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce that Anna Katherine Tollett, from Louisiana, is the grand-prize winner of the Share Your Vision to Stop Diabetes® video contest. The video received the most votes during the two-week national contest, which was sponsored by VSP® Vision Care.  As the winner, Anna Katherine will have the opportunity to be a part of a Stop Diabetes public service announcement and will receive an Apple® iPad®.

Rachel Wright, from Colorado, and Laurie Basloe, from New York, were the second-and third-place finalists in the contest.  They will both receive Apple iPads for their compelling videos.

During American Diabetes Month® last November, people from around the country demonstrated their commitment to ending this deadly epidemic and created 30-second video submissions focusing on why they personally wanted to Stop Diabetes. From January 10-24, the public visited stopdiabetes.com and voted for the most compelling and creative video.  In total, there were more than 100 videos submitted and more than 10,000 votes for the top 10 videos. 

 

About the American Diabetes Association

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and every 21 seconds another person is diagnosed with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (Association) is the global authority on diabetes and since 1940 has been committed to its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To tackle this global public health crisis, the Association drives discovery in research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and provides support and advocacy for people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes and the health care professionals who serve them. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETESS (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)