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

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA drives discovery by funding 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 works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the ADA supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (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)