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Alexandria, VA
May 24, 2010
Contact Sarah Bradley
sbradley@diabetes.org
703-549-1500 ext. 2231


American Diabetes Association Congratulates Bret Michaels on Winning NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice”

The American Diabetes Association congratulates Bret Michaels on winning NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” and raising $390,000 to further the Association’s movement to Stop Diabetes.

Bret, who has type 1 diabetes, chose the American Diabetes Association as his charity during this season of “Celebrity Apprentice.”  The money that Bret has raised on the show will help support the American Diabetes Association, leading provider of diabetes camps.

“Nearly 24 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and an additional 57 million are at risk,” said Larry Hausner, CEO, American Diabetes Association.  “If current trends continue, one in three children will face a future with diabetes.  We are proud of Bret’s win on the “Celebrity Apprentice” which will truly help the American Diabetes Association change the future of this disease.”

About the American Diabetes Association’s Camp Program

The American Diabetes Association is the largest provider of diabetes camps in the world offering 55 sessions of camp throughout the United States. The American Diabetes Association also supports 11 independently-owned diabetes camps.  Through camp, the American Diabetes Association serves nearly 10,000 children with diabetes (primarily type 1).  All of the Association’s diabetes camps meet the safety standards of the American Camp Association.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to stop diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

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