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Animas Corporation and Nicole Johnson Baker Launch Diabetes Hero Campaign
Distributes Diabetes Heroes Awareness Bracelets to Children Nationwide
West Chester, PA - May 24, 2005 - Animas Corporation, a leading manufacturer of insulin pumps, along with Nicole Johnson Baker, former Miss America, TV Host and Author, have launched the Diabetes Heroes campaign. Diabetes Heroes is a nationwide program created to identify and recognize individuals who have demonstrated exceptional resilience and/ or creativity in living with diabetes or who have provided exceptional assistance and motivation to one or more persons with diabetes. Heroes will be named in five categories including: patient, family member, friend, healthcare professional and other.
As part of the program, Animas will be distributing Diabetes Hero awareness bracelets through diabetes camps nationwi`de. Animas will make a donation to the non-profit organization, Children with Diabetes for every bracelet given to a child this summer.
Children with Diabetes is dedicated to promoting the importance of care and treatment of children with diabetes within the families, schools and daycare; to support families living with the disease; and to promote the importance of research and finding a cure.
"Since Animas was founded in 1996, we have met countless individuals who tirelessly work towards making a difference in the lives of those living with diabetes. Many of them have family members with the disease, while others are living with diabetes themselves and aspiring to making life better for those around them," explains Audrey Finkelstein, Executive Vice President, Sales, Clinical Affairs and Marketing. "We want to recognize these extraordinary people and their efforts, while at the same time, educating the public about this disease and the physical and emotional impact it has on the over 18 million it claims."
For more information on Diabetes Heroes, visit www.diabetesheroes.com. For more information on Nicole Johnson Baker, visit www.nicolejohnson.com.
About Animas Corporation: Animas, a leading maker of insulin infusion pumps and related products, is dedicated to improving diabetes management and making insulin pump therapy easier for patients with insulin requiring diabetes and healthcare professionals through product innovation, customer support and extensive customer education. For more information on Animas, visit http://www.animascorp.com or call Animas Corporation at 877-937-7867.
May 24, 2005
Last Updated: Tuesday May 24, 2005 14:07:27
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