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The American Diabetes Association and Eli Lilly and Company Encourage African Americans to Learn About Diabetes Through a Familiar Face
Date:8/17/2011

tions that help overcome the barriers many African Americans face while living with the disease.

Victory Over Diabetes will kick off at 7:15 a.m. with check-in and free health screenings on Saturday, August 20, at the Georgia International Convention Center (2000 Convention Ct. Concourse, College Park, GA 30337). The official program will run from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

"This year marks our third year working with F.A.C.E. Diabetes for Victory Over Diabetes, now in its fourteenth year," said Mike Gault, Sr. Executive Director, American Diabetes Association, Atlanta/North Georgia Region. "Sponsors such as Lilly enable us to provide practical resources and inspiring stories to those affected by diabetes, encouraging them to take ownership of their disease."

Although the event is free, advanced registration is required. For additional information on Victory Over Diabetes or to register online, please visit www.diabetes.org/vodatlanta.  For more information on the F.A.C.E. Diabetes initiative, visit www.FACE-Diabetes.com.

About the F.A.C.E. Diabetes Campaign  

The Fearless African-Americans Connected and Empowered (F.A.C.E.) Diabetes initiative is a grassroots movement targeting African Americans in the United States to help individuals, families, and neighborhoods overcome key barriers to success in living with diabetes. It is supported by Eli Lilly and Company, and national and local health advocacy organizations.  For additional information about the F.A.C.E. Diabetes campaign and/or events, go to www.FACE-Diabetes.com.

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