Canadian Diabetes Association honours Value Village with National Award

MONTREAL, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - The Canadian Diabetes Association is pleased to present Value Village Stores Inc. with the 2009 Outstanding National Partnership Award. The award was presented to Mr. Tony Shumpert, Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, at a special awards ceremony which was part of the Association's Annual General Meetings held during the International Diabetes Federation Congress in Montreal, October 18-22.

"The Canadian Diabetes Association and Value Village are an ideal team. Both are dedicated to helping others, serving the community, and doing good in the world as a whole," said Tony Shumpert, Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, Value Village Stores Inc. "There's nothing more satisfying than being a trusted resource to people in need. We at Value Village are so very proud to receive this honour. It truly echoes our belief that when people channel their passions into a purpose, the result is Good All Around."

"On behalf of the Canadian Diabetes Association's National Awards Committee, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Value Village Stores, winner of the 2009 Outstanding National Partnership Award," said Arlene Kuntz, Chair, National Awards Committee. "The tremendous contributions made to the Association by our dedicated partners are key to the success of the programs and services we provide to Canadians living with diabetes."

"The Association is proud to honour Value Village for their significant accomplishments," said Ms. Kuntz. "Their achievements and their leadership in the diabetes community have made a significant impact and are an inspiration to us all."

Across the country, the Canadian Diabetes Association is leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure. We are supported in our efforts by a community-based network of volunteers, employees, healthcare professionals, researchers and partners. By providing education and services, advocating on behalf of people with diabetes, supporting research and translating research into practical tools - we are delivering on our mission.

SOURCE Canadian Diabetes Association

For further information: For further information: Jeremy Brace, Canadian Diabetes Association, Tel: (416) 671-2155, jeremy.brace@diabetes.ca

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