INDIANAPOLIS and ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Through a collaboration with the American Diabetes Association, the diabetes division of drug maker Eli Lilly has committed to send 89 children to diabetes camp this summer.
Lilly Diabetes said it donated the camp scholarships — a fund totaling $89,000 — to the American Diabetes Association's 2012 camp scholarship fund. More than 400 diabetes camping programs exist worldwide serving approximately 30,000 youth with diabetes and their families, Lilly Diabetes said.
"Diabetes camps provide education on diabetes management and personal development that often lead to newfound confidence for many campers. Campers who may not have taken charge of their care before, can begin to feel empowered and eager to learn more about their own health and well-being," Lilly Diabetes VP Steve Sugino said. "Invaluable experiences like these are just a few of the many reasons that Lilly Diabetes supports diabetes camps through our collaboration with the American Diabetes Association."