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Eli Lilly and Company and Vision Racing Sponsor Vision Wellness Tour at the IndyCar Series Across the Country
Date:7/24/2008

Wellness Tour Mobile Unit Offers Free Diabetes Education and Cholesterol

Screenings to Race Spectators

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company has teamed up with Vision Racing and Polymer Technology Systems, Inc. as a partner in the recently announced Vision Racing Wellness Tour to provide free diabetes educational information as well as cholesterol screenings at the IndyCar Series during the 2008 racing season.

Eli Lilly and Company, a worldwide leader in diabetes treatment, research and education, will provide the diabetes education component of the Wellness Tour Mobile Unit, including a free diabetes risk assessment and access to a certified diabetes educator. Team partner Polymer Technology Systems will provide its revolutionary CardioChek(R) home cholesterol test system to complete a cholesterol screening.

The goal of the Vision Racing Wellness Tour is to leverage the popularity of the IndyCar Series to promote overall health management by providing tools and ongoing community-based support for those living with, treating or at-risk for serious health conditions, such as diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease to help improve the health and wellness of communities across the country.

"The number of people with diabetes in the U.S. is increasing at an alarming rate, and, through this initiative, Lilly can play a role in helping manage its impact on individuals and our communities," said Rob Brown, vice president and chief marketing officer, Lilly USA. "Together with Vision Racing, we're helping to provide education about diabetes, along with practical, everyday solutions to help people affected by diabetes live healthier lives."

"So many people are living with high cholesterol but aren't aware of it," said Robert Huffstodt, president and CEO of Polymer Technology Systems, Inc. "Because of this, we are excited to join the Vision Racing Wellness Tour to help p
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