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Chicago Bears Quarterback Jay Cutler, Eli Lilly and Company and the American Diabetes Association Team Up to Fund Diabetes Camp Scholarships Through "Touchdowns for Diabetes"
Date:9/11/2009

Lilly to donate funds to ADA camp program for every Cutler TD, pass completion

CHICAGO, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the 2009 NFL season begins this weekend, rooting for Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler means rooting for kids with diabetes.

Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) announced today they're teaming up to help send children with diabetes to summer camps through the Touchdowns for Diabetes camp scholarship program (www.touchdownsfordiabetes.com).

For every touchdown pass Cutler throws during the 2009 season, Lilly will send a child to diabetes camp by donating $1,000 to the ADA's "Camp Scholarship" fund - roughly the cost of providing tuition for one child to attend a week of diabetes camp.

And for every pass Cutler completes in 2009, Lilly will donate $100 to the ADA Camp Scholarship fund to allow even more kids the chance to attend camp next summer. The ADA is the largest provider of diabetes camps in the world and is serving as the national champion for Touchdowns for Diabetes.

Since learning he had type 1 diabetes after his second season in the NFL, Cutler has worked to help inspire children with diabetes to achieve their goals - and let them see that diabetes doesn't have to stop them from being who they want to be.

After playing in his first NFL Pro Bowl in February, Cutler teamed up with Lilly in the offseason to visit children's hospitals across the country and visit with families affected by diabetes.

"I've met a lot of kids through my hospital tour with Lilly that have inspired me as I enter my second NFL season with diabetes," Cutler said. "Parents and kids have told us how important diabetes camps are to helping children learn how to manage diabetes -- and to help them understand that thriving with thi
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