London Unites for first UN-Recognized World Diabetes Day



    ~ Local students support the fight against diabetes ~

    LONDON, ON, Nov. 13 /CNW/ - November 14 is World Diabetes Day and young
Londoners will gather to mark a historical day at the nation's site for the
conception of insulin.
    This year, students will gather at the birthplace of insulin in honour of
the first United Nations-recognized World Diabetes Day. The event is part of
the Canadian Diabetes Association and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's
contribution to the international celebration for World Diabetes Day. The day
will help raise awareness about the severity and impact of the global threat
of diabetes in Canada.

    
    What:        Lunch media briefing for World Diabetes Day and Photo Op of
                 human 'blue circle' to symbolize the unity of the global
                 diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic.

    Who:
                 -  George Sutton, past Vice Chair, Board of Directors,
                    Canadian Diabetes Association who has type 1 diabetes
                 -  Sharon O'Leary, London Chapter, Juvenile Diabetes
                    Research Foundation
                 -  Marie Percival, Director, People and Corporate Relations,
                    Novo Nordisk Canada
                 -  Christine Beamish, youth advocate from the Canadian
                    Diabetes Association
                 -  Kaitlyn Bice, youth ambassador from the Juvenile Diabetes
                    Research Foundation

                 Spokespeople are also available for phone and in-studio
                 interviews

    Date:        Wednesday, November 14, 2007

    Time:        12:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

    Location:    Banting House National Historic Site of Canada
                 442 Adelaide Street North
                 London, Ontario
    




For further information:

For further information: or to schedule an interview: Whitney
Binns/Carolyn Santillan, Edelman, (416) 979-1120 ext. 257/351,
whitney.binns@edelman.com/carolyn.santillan@edelman.com

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