Lilly Diabetes Donates 91 Scholarships to Support the American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Summer Camp Program

   Lilly Diabetes Donates 91 Scholarships to Support the American Diabetes
                  Association's Diabetes Summer Camp Program

More than half a million dollars donated to help children with diabetes attend
camp since 2008

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INDIANAPOLIS and ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

News Highlights:

  o#Lilly #Diabetes supports @AmDiabetesAssn #camps by donating $91,000 to
    send 91 children with diabetes to camp in 2014
  o#Lilly #Diabetes donates $91,000 to the @AmDiabetesAssn 2014 #camp program
  o#Lilly #Diabetes supports scholarship program for children with #T1
    #diabetes; $531,000 donated since 2008

Today Lilly Diabetes announced its support for the American Diabetes
Association's (Association) summer camp program for the seventh year in a row
with a donation of $91,000 that will send 91 children to diabetes camp this
summer. In 1923, the company introduced the world's first commercial insulin.
The 91 camp scholarships commemorate each year Lilly has supported people
living with diabetes. Since 2008, Lilly Diabetes has supported 531 children
attending Association diabetes camps throughout the U.S. – a scholarship
donation totaling over half a million dollars.

Diabetes summer camps teach tailored diabetes education in a fun and safe
environment. Camp counselors and medical professionals provide support to
children and help them build confidence in managing their diabetes on their

"Diabetes camp is an integral part of our mission at the American Diabetes
Association," said Elizabeth R. Seaquist, MD, president, medicine & science,
American Diabetes Association. "We are grateful for Lilly's continued support
of this program. Through Lilly's efforts, we are able to help children with
diabetes enjoy an educational and motivational experience, and give them the
opportunity to make friends with those who are living with the same

For children with type 1 diabetes, it can sometimes be difficult to find peers
who understand what it's like to live with diabetes every day. Camps are
designed to help children realize that they are not alone while taking part in
a wide variety of fun summertime activities.

Today, there are approximately 130 diabetes camps nationwide. The Association
is the single largest operator of U.S. camps for children with diabetes, with
40 camps offering 49 sessions in 25 states each summer. In the last decade,
Lilly has donated more than $20 million in insulin and other diabetes
medicines, educational materials, volunteers, scholarships and motivational
speakers, making it one of the largest supporters of diabetes camps in the

"We believe that diabetes camps play an integral role in building children's
skill sets as they learn to independently managing their disease," said Mike
Mason, vice president, U.S., Lilly Diabetes. "We are honored to help the
Association provide that important experience to campers and families. Lilly
Diabetes is dedicated to making life better for all people living with
diabetes—and that includes helping to send children with diabetes to camp each

Camp scholarships are awarded by the Association based on financial need. For
more information on Association 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 are building upon this heritage
by working to meet the diverse needs of people with diabetes and those who
care for them. Through research and collaboration, a broad and growing product
portfolio and a continued determination to provide real solutions—from
medicines to support programs and more—we strive to make life better for all
those affected by diabetes around the world. For more information, visit

About Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY)
Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make
life better for people around the world. We were founded more than a century
ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real
needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the
globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to
those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and
give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more
about Lilly, please visit us at

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