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Lilly Diabetes Launches 8th Annual Diabetes Summer Camp Tour With Olympian Kris Freeman
Date:6/18/2012

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Camps Instill Hope and Support Long-term Success

Diabetes camps offer unique experiences to campers in a camp setting. Campers learn critical diabetes self-management skills that can set them up for a lifetime of good diabetes management and often come to find – many for the first time – that there are others out there just like them.

"One of our goals is to help our campers see that they are not alone and that they do have a future despite the challenges inherent in having a chronic illness like diabetes," said, Mark Moyer, Executive Director of Setebaid Services, which operates four diabetes camps, and Acting President of the Diabetes Education and Camping Association. "That's why having a role model like Kris Freeman come to visit and share with them his own experiences with diabetes – good and bad – is so important. Our campers get a glimpse of what they might be capable of in the future through him. And maybe for some, that means being an Olympic athlete one day. Until then, we'll continue to cheer Kris on as he heads to his next Olympics in 2014."

Supporting Diabetes Camp Since 2001

Lilly Diabetes has a long history of supporting diabetes camps. Lilly is one of the largest providers of insulin donations and provides a broad range of programs and resources that help bring the camp experience to life for each child. New this year, Lilly is providing campers with bound journals that feature Freeman's story with personal photos and additional pages for campers to reflect and track important milestones at camp and at home.

"Lilly Diabetes believes that every child with type 1 diabetes should have the opportunity to attend a camp, and that's why we've continued to support diabetes camps through a variety of carefully designed resources, programs and product donations geared to the specific needs of the campers," said Matt Caffrey, US Specialty Marketing Director.  "We are deeply committed to sup
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