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Boston Scientific Announces Sponsorship of World Diabetes Day Campaign 2009
Date:11/10/2009

NATICK, Mass., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced its official sponsorship of "World Diabetes Day" for the second year in a row. The program is organized by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and represents its primary global awareness campaign in the fight against diabetes.

The IDF is a worldwide alliance of more than 200 diabetes associations in 160 countries who share a mission of enhancing the lives of people with diabetes. It promotes appropriate diabetes care, prevention and the pursuit of a cure through activities such as World Diabetes Day, which will be observed on November 14.

"As a global leader in the medical device industry and a company committed to improving lives, we have a responsibility to support critical health initiatives like World Diabetes Day," said David McFaul, Boston Scientific Senior Vice President, International. "Many of our employees see first hand the devastating impact diabetes can have on patients and their families. We're proud to continue our support of this important campaign with numerous activities planned at Boston Scientific sites around the globe intended to promote diabetes awareness and education."

"We are very pleased to have Boston Scientific again this year as an ambassador of World Diabetes Day," said Mario Fetz, Director of External Relations of the International Diabetes Federation. "As a respected member of the medical technology community, we welcome Boston Scientific's expertise, resources and participation as an Official Partner in the International Diabetes Federation's global campaign for World Diabetes Day. This year the campaign will focus on education and prevention, calling on all those responsible for diabetes care -- governments, health care professionals, people with diabetes and the
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