NBA Family, American Diabetes Association, and Sanofi US Tip Off 2013 Dribble To Stop Diabetes Awareness Campaign

NBA Family, American Diabetes Association, and Sanofi US Tip Off 2013 Dribble
                     To Stop Diabetes Awareness Campaign

- NBA All-Stars Andre Iguodala and Danny Granger and Seven-Time WNBA All-Star
Tamika Catchings to Help Raise Awareness about Diabetes -

PR Newswire

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Jan. 14, 2013

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Basketball
Association (NBA), the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), and the
NBA Development League, in collaboration with the American Diabetes
Association and Sanofi US, today announced the tip-off of the 2013 Dribble to
Stop Diabetes initiative, a national campaign designed to encourage fans to
live an active, healthy lifestyle and raise awareness about type 2 diabetes
prevention and management, along with the potentially serious health
complications that can be associated with the disease.

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Dribble to Stop Diabetes enters its third year with assists from campaign
ambassadors Andre Iguodala of the Denver Nuggets, Danny Granger of the Indiana
Pacers, and Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever. Each ambassador will
appear in a nationally broadcast public service announcement, which will debut
today on the campaign website,, and on tonight's
game broadcast on NBA TV. In addition, Dribble to Stop Diabetes will have a
designated space at 2013 NBA All-Star Jam Session which will offer a variety
of fun activities, including NBA/WNBA/D-League FIT Clinics for local youth,
and campaign materials for fans to take home.

As part of the campaign, NBA, WNBA, and NBA D-League teams will host Dribble
to Stop Diabetes in-arena nights featuring on court activations, concourse
tabling providing fans with educational materials, and PSAs. In addition,
Dribble to Stop Diabetes clinics will take place during the 2013 WNBA Finals
and NBA Nation – the league's largest mobile basketball playground, which
visits cities across the country each summer – will feature Dribble to Stop
Diabetes activities.

"The Dribble to Stop Diabetes campaign raises awareness about diabetes
prevention and emphasizes the importance of proper nutrition and regular
exercise," said Granger. "As both a professional basketball player and someone
with a family history of diabetes, my health is my priority and I am proud to
support an initiative that encourages our fans to live an active and healthy

"Seven million people are unaware that they have diabetes, that's a
frightening statistic," said Larry Hausner, CEO, American Diabetes
Association. "Our collaboration with the NBA, WNBA, NBA D-League and Sanofi
US allows us to reach people to raise awareness and to ultimately save lives."

"Sanofi US is thrilled to continue this campaign with our partners the
American Diabetes Association, NBA, WNBA and NBA D-League. Our goal of
educating fans of all ages about living a healthy and active lifestyle in the
face of the growing diabetes epidemic continues to grow in importance," said
Dennis Urbaniak, Vice President and Head of U.S. Diabetes Patient Centered
Unit, Sanofi US. "As we move into our third year we're confident that once
again the program will be a slam-dunk."

Additional Dribble to Stop Diabetes initiatives will include diabetes
educational materials distributed through the league's NBA/WNBA FIT program
and a website ( that features the Diabetes Risk
Test and other resources and encourages fans to discuss diabetes with their
health care providers.

"Dribble to Stop Diabetes continues to be an important piece of our NBA/WNBA
FIT program," said NBA Senior Vice President of Community Relations Todd
Jacobson. "Our ongoing partnership with the American Diabetes Association and
Sanofi US allows us to educate fans of all ages about the importance of living
a healthy, active lifestyle in an effort to reduce the growing diabetes

About the American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and
its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The
Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers
services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible
information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.
Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve
the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call
the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both these sources is available in English
and Spanish.

About Sanofi

Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and
distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi has core
strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes
solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, rare diseases, consumer
healthcare, emerging markets and animal health. Sanofi is listed in Paris
(EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY).

Sanofi is the holding company of a consolidated group of subsidiaries and
operates in the United States as Sanofi US. For more information on Sanofi US,
please visit call 1-800-981-2491.


NBA/WNBA FIT is the league's comprehensive health and wellness program that
encourages physical activity and healthy living for children and families.
Through a nationwide network of more than 1,000 organizations, NBA/WNBA FIT
brings programs and events to more than two million children, adults, and
families year-round. NBA/WNBA FIT also collaborates with the Let's Move!
campaign, which First Lady Michelle Obama established to provide communities
nationwide with resources to help kids eat healthy and get active. In
partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine and Nemours', NBA/WNBA FIT also provides health and fitness information to
children and families through newsletters, social media, and interactive
online content at

Sanofi US                            American Diabetes Association
Lindsey Schedler                     Christine Feheley
Tel: (908) 981-6754                  Tel: (703) 299-4374
E-mail: E-mail:
Madeline Wehle Crandall
Tel: (212) 407-8284



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