Chicago Sky Announces Dribble to Stop Diabetes NightAugust 20, 2012 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Chicago Sky
Dribble to Stop Diabetes is a national multimedia campaign developed by the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the NBA Development League, in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association and Sanofi U.S. to encourage basketball fans to live an active, healthy lifestyle and raise awareness about type 2 diabetes prevention, management and the potentially serious health complications that can be associated with the disease.
During Dribble to Stop Diabetes Night, fans will receive an education on diabetes through an on court dribbling promotion, in-game announcements and helpful materials on the concourse. The Sky have also created a Dribble to Stop Diabetes ticket package for the game, from which one-third of the ticket price goes directly to the American Diabetes Association. For information, fans can call 866.SKY.WNBA or visit www.chicagosky.net.
"At the Sky we are very concerned with the welfare of our community particularly in a day and age when access to information can truly be the difference between healthy and unhealthy families," said Chicago Sky president and CEO Adam Fox. "We are pleased to be able to collaborate with Sanofi U.S. and the American Diabetes Association to help educate our fans on the seriousness of diabetes and how to get or give help.
Over the course of the 2012 season the Chicago Sky has worked with Sanofi U.S. and the American Diabetes Association in multiple programs and events including the Care to Cure: A Sunday Brunch, which was held at Soldier Field on March 4; American Diabetes Association Alert Day at Daley Plaza on March 27; the Diabetes Expo at McCormick Place on April 14; and multiple ADA Family Link camps from June through August in Ingleside, Des Plaines, Glen Ellyn and Palos Park.
"Sanofi is proud of the awareness we were able to bring to diabetes prevention and management through the first year of the Dribble to Stop Diabetes program," said Dennis Urbaniak, Vice President, Head of U.S. Diabetes, Sanofi US. "It is estimated that nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes and that this number is rising. That is why we look forward to reaching even more people through our continued partnership with the NBA, WNBA, NBA D-League and the American Diabetes Association."
"The American Diabetes Association is grateful to the Chicago Sky for helping to raise awareness and broaden the outreach to millions regarding type 2 prevention and management," added Larry Hausner, CEO of the American Diabetes Association.
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