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Bayer 'Express Your Simple Win Creativity Contest' Grand Prize Winners Announced
Date:12/4/2009

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer Diabetes Care today announced the three grand prize winners of Bayer's "Express Your Simple Win Creativity Contest." Nick Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers, selected the winning video entries submitted by children with diabetes from across the country. The grand prize is an in-person meeting today with Nick.

The winners, who have type 1 diabetes like Nick, are: Caleb, age 6, from Danbury, CT, who dreams of becoming a major league pitcher one day. Caleb's Simple Win is being able to play baseball. Bradley, age 11, from Monaca, PA, whose Simple Win is music, loves to sing and has even written some of his own songs. Lauren, age 16, from Gurnee, IL, who volunteers with local organizations and her Simple Win is giving back to her community.

To enter the contest, young people with diabetes were asked to create a 15-30 second video creatively showing how they express their Simple Win, whether through an original lyric, drawing, photo, or other idea.

Bayer Diabetes Care and Nick Jonas established the "Express Your Simple Win Creativity Contest" as part of their ongoing partnership to educate and motivate people living with diabetes. Nick, who uses Bayer's CONTOUR® meter, has inspired young people with diabetes by sharing his Simple Wins: writing lyrics, performing and making music. He was able to creatively express himself through his song about living with diabetes, "A Little Bit Longer."

"I'm inspired by fans who share their stories about living with diabetes, so for me this has been a great experience," said Nick. "I want kids to know that diabetes doesn't have to hold you back. Caleb, Bradley, Lauren, and all the other participants who submitted videos, are great examples of kids achieving their Simple Wins. My hope is that by sharing our stories, we can motivate others to achieve and celebrate their own Simple Wins."

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