Catherines, a chain of more than 420 specialty fashion stores for plus sized women, is a proud supporter of the Stop Diabetes movement. Together, we work to educate and improve Americans' healthy lifestyle choices by providing information to the associates and customer base about how to effectively prevent and manage diabetes. During November through December 25, Catherines donates $5.00 for the sale of each specialty designed "Generosity Tee" to the American Diabetes Association. To date, Catherines has raised more than $750,000!

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As a supporter of the Stop Diabetes movement, Colgate Total is working with the Association to create more awareness about the connection between oral health and diabetes because research has shown that those living with diabetes are at higher risk of developing gum disease.

By sponsoring community events like Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, Diabetes EXPOs, Ferias, Project Powers as well as the Oral Health & Hygiene section on, Colgate Total is helping Americans everywhere live a healthier lifestyle one smile at a time.

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As part of their efforts to encourage people to choose healthy foods and include yogurt as part of a nutritious meal plan, The Dannon Company, Inc. and its Light & Fit® Greek yogurt have joined in the fight to help Stop Diabetes®. Dannon® supports two of the Association's important healthy living programs: Recipes for Healthy Living and Living With Type 2 Diabetes. Dannon is also helping us promote the importance of healthy lifestyle choices in preventing/managing diabetes by providing a variety of delicious recipes as well as tips and tools for healthier eating. In addition, they are sponsoring many community-based events, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, Tour de Cure and the inaugural Tour de Cure: Women's Series, our first, ever event that focuses on women - women who are active, want to cycle together and help raise funds to find a cure for this devastating disease.

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Gold’s Gym is National Sponsor of Tour de Cure®, the Association’s signature fundraising cycling event that promotes awareness about diabetes. Each year, Gold’s Gym teams up with the Association to raise funds and promote the importance of physical activity in preventing and managing diabetes. Team Gold’s is one of the top national fundraising teams and since 2005 has raised over $3,000,000 to help support the Stop Diabetes® movement.

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The Hass Avocado Board, an agriculture promotion group established to promote the consumption of Hass Avocados in the United States, has joined forces with the Association to help increase awareness about the risk factors of diabetes, particularly amongst Hispanics - a community disproportionately impacted by the disease. Through their "Fresh Avocados – Love One Today®" and "Aguacates Frescos – Saborea Uno Hoy®" programs, the Board will work with the Association to elevate their messaging around the nutritional benefits of fresh avocados and the importance of eating healthy to help prevent and/or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. To help accomplish this, new recipes and educational materials will be developed in English and Spanish and distributed through Association channels such as events, social media and

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Janssen Pharmaceuticals and James Earl Jones are working together to inspire millions of people to take control of their type 2 diabetes and imagine loving their numbers. Through this national program, Janssen Pharmaceuticals is supporting the American Diabetes Association's education, research, awareness, and advocacy initiatives. Additionally, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and the Association have collaborated with the Washington Redskins on the health and wellness initiative "Teaming Up to Take On Diabetes." Janssen Pharmaceuticals is also a Patron Sponsor of the Scientific Sessions, the world's largest meeting on diabetes, supporting two awards presented at the meeting including the Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes, and the Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award In Diabetes. The company also supports American Diabetes Month.

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The Kroger Co., the country's largest traditional grocery retailer, has joined the American Diabetes Association as a National Strategic Partner. They are aligned with the Association around the important cause of diabetes awareness and management by reaching customers with and at risk for diabetes and reinforcing its corporate commitment to healthy living. Key elements of the company's support will include conducting in-store donation campaigns at their locations to raise much needed funds in support of the diabetes cause; the promotion of physical activity by participating in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and Tour de Cure events around the country, and the creation of a National Step Out Walk Team. The company will also participate in the Association's Living with Type 2 Diabetes program and educational Multicultural Events in local communities around the country.

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The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies is supporting the movement to Stop Diabetes through its special book promotion "BEHIND THE DRIVE:99 Inspiring Stories from the Life of an American Entrepreneur", the book is a compilation of uplifting and untold stories about masterful entrepreneur, self-made billionaire and philanthropist Larry H. Miller, his battle with diabetes and quiet acts of service. The Larry H. Miller Group has generously donated $100,000 to support the Stop Diabetes movement and local efforts in the Association's Utah Area Market.

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Eli Lilly is a national sponsor of Tour de Cure. The company supports the American Diabetes Association's Wisdom Kits given to families of children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. They also provide annual financial support to families needing economic assistance to attend Camp programs. Lilly sponsors the Outstanding Educator and Outstanding Scientific Achievement awards at the Association's Scientific Sessions, the largest diabetes meeting in the world. Lilly is a sponsor of the Association's Living With Type 2 Diabetes initiative for newly diagnosed patients. Through the Eli Lilly & Company Foundation, the company is a founding sponsor of Pathway To Stop Diabetes, a research program designed to find the next generation of diabetes researchers.

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As a resource for foot care products suitable for people with diabetes, PEDS® Legwear makers of MediPeds® has joined the movement to Stop Diabetes®! MediPeds® offerings include diabetic socks and educational materials on diabetic foot care and skincare. In support of those affected by diabetes, MediPeds® is working with the Association to communicate the importance of proper foot care in the management of diabetes. As a supporter of the Association's "Double Up Challenge" direct mail fundraising campaign, the company helps encourage consumers to make a donation to the Association to fund research programs and education and will match donations up to $50,000.

The MediPeds® brand also supports the diabetes community through its presence at Diabetes EXPO and encourages consumer participation in local events.

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Merisant Company and Whole Earth Sweetener Company LLC, the makers of Equal® Sweetener and PureVia® All Natural Zero Calorie Sweetener promote 0 calorie options for people living with diabetes. Equal® has been a national sponsor of the American Diabetes Association for more than 23 years and is recognized as the Association's Stop Diabetes® Nutrition Sponsor. In addition to their financial commitment Equal® and Pure Via® support educational content for the Living With Type 2 Diabetes program, Recipes for Healthy Living resource tool, the Education Recognition Program, and participates in Diabetes EXPO and Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® in Chicago. In addition to supporting nutrition content and Association events, Merisant promotes awareness of the Stop Diabetes movement in their national print advertising campaigns and trade shows.

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Novo Nordisk supports the Stop Diabetes® movement and the Association's mission in research, advocacy and education. The company supports the American Diabetes Association and Novo Nordisk Awards in Hypoglycemia in Diabetes as well as the American Diabetes Association and Novo Nordisk Awards in Neurohormonal Control of Metabolism. In addition, Novo Nordisk is also a founding sponsor of the Association's new research program Pathway To Stop Diabetes and supports our legal advocacy activities to prevent discrimination against people with diabetes.

To support patient education, the company also supports Diabetes EXPO as a national sponsor and is the National Premier Sponsor of Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. As a National Red Strider sponsor of Step Out, Novo Nordisk is encouraging people with diabetes to live a healthier lifestyle.

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Sun Life Financial, a leader in employee benefits and stop-loss solutions is working with the American Diabetes Association to help raise awareness of the impact of diabetes and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. As the Presenting Sponsor of America Gets Cooking℠ to Stop Diabetes®, an initiative of American Diabetes Month (November), Sun Life is helping us inspire people to live a more active and healthier lifestyle by empowering them to cook nutritious and delicious food.

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Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain, is committed to helping the Association educate the public about their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, providing support for tools and resources to help those with the disease better manage it as well as raise critical funds to help stop this deadly disease. Each November, during American Diabetes Month®, Walgreens conducts a pin pad donation campaign at their nearly 8,000 locations across the United States that raises millions of dollars in support of the diabetes cause. The company participates in the Association's educational event – America Diabetes Association EXPO and supports the American Diabetes Association Alert Day® by encouraging their customers to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for type 2 diabetes. They also promote the importance of physical activity by participating in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® events across the country. The Association is one of the company's partner charities that align with "Walgreens Steps with Balanced® Rewards" health and wellness initiative.

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