Lilly Diabetes celebrates six years of scholarship support for American Diabetes Association diabetes summer camps by sending 90

   Lilly Diabetes celebrates six years of scholarship support for American
 Diabetes Association diabetes summer camps by sending 90 children to camp in

Opportunity for children with diabetes from families in need to learn
self-management skills in a fun and safe environment

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INDIANAPOLIS and ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

News Highlights:

  oLilly Diabetes donates $90,000 to the @AmDiabetesAssn 2013 #camp
    scholarship fund; six donations totaling $442,000 made since '08
  oLilly Diabetes reaches 6th year of supporting @AmDiabetesAssn #camp
    scholarship fund with $90,000 donation, sends 90 kids to camp in 2013
  oFor a second time in two months, Lilly Diabetes donates funds to support
    scholarship programs for young people with #T1 #diabetes

Today Lilly Diabetes recognized six years of supporting the American Diabetes
Association's (Association) camp scholarship fund by donating 90
scholarships—one for each year Lilly Diabetes has supported the needs of those
living with the disease, beginning in 1923 when Lilly introduced the world's
first commercial insulin.

Diabetes summer camps allow children with diabetes to take part in traditional
camp activities with staff and medical professionals who are experts in type 1

For many children, camp is the first time they meet someone with whom they
share a common bond: living with type 1 diabetes. Making that connection at
camp can help set the stage for not only a fun-filled summer experience, but
also a more positive outlook on a future with diabetes—an attitude that's
critical for a lifetime of good diabetes self-management. That is why Lilly
Diabetes has continued to help children attend diabetes summer camps through
its partnership with the Association, and, since 2008, has donated more than
$440,000 in scholarships to help children from families in need experience
that same summer rite of passage as their peers.

"This year would not have been possible financially without the generous
support from your organization," said Leetta, mother of a 13-year-old girl who
received a camp scholarship from the Association. "Everyone I saw at camp was
so excited to be there, and after we left my daughter shared story after story
on our 8-hour ride home. We are very blessed to have been part of something so

Today there are approximately 130 camps that operate nationwide. The American
Diabetes Association is the single largest operator of U.S. camps for children
with diabetes, with 41 camps offering 50 sessions in 25 states each summer. In
the last decade, Lilly Diabetes has donated more than $20 million in insulin
and other diabetes medicines, educational materials, volunteers, scholarships,
and special guests. This makes Lilly Diabetes one of the largest supporters of
diabetes camps in the country.

"There are so many children who build their self-esteem, establish life-long
friendships and gain independence while spending time at diabetes summer
camps," said Dr. John E. Anderson, president, Medicine & Science, American
Diabetes Association. "Lilly Diabetes has, for many years, continued to be an
engaged and supportive partner in caring for these young individuals and their
futures through its support of our scholarships and camping program."

This year's $90,000 donation to support Association camp scholarships will
give 90 children with diabetes the opportunity to attend summer camp for
approximately one week. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need.

"Our mission is to provide personalized resources that help support and care
for people with diabetes. There couldn't be a better, more empowering
experience for a young child with type 1 diabetes than to attend a diabetes
summer camp," said Steve Sugino, vice president, Lilly Diabetes. "We are proud
to be able to send these children to summer camp, as well as those who will
follow them—children who might not otherwise have the opportunity for this
kind of life-changing experience."

In addition to ongoing scholarship donations since 2008, Lilly Diabetes'
support of camps stretches back more than 10 years and includes product
donations and a broad range of programs that help bring the camp experience to
life for each child. Lilly Diabetes offers camp visits by Olympic
cross-country skier Kris Freeman, diabetes educational kits for campers
contained in sturdy L.L. Bean^® bookpacks, and caregiver educational materials
as well as employee volunteers for camps that need an extra hand.

In the last two months alone, Lilly Diabetes has donated nearly $200,000 to
support scholarship programs for young people with diabetes, having recently
donated $100,000 to the Diabetes Scholars Foundation to help young adults with
type 1 diabetes attend college.

For more information on the Association's diabetes camps and how to apply for
a scholarship, visit Additional information about Lilly
Diabetes' support of diabetes summer camps can be found at

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 Lilly Diabetes
Lilly has been a global leader in diabetes care since 1923, when we introduced
the world's first commercial insulin. Today we work to meet the diverse needs
of people with diabetes through research and collaboration, a broad and
growing product portfolio and a continued commitment to providing real
solutions—from medicines to support programs and more—to make lives better.
For more information, visit

About Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY)
Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing
portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its
own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific
organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides
answers—through medicines and information—for some of the world's most urgent
medical needs. Information about Lilly is available at

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