NHL Awards Auction Benefits Canadian Diabetes Association

    TORONTO, June 6 /CNW/ - The Canadian Diabetes Association is pleased to
announce, as part of the kick off to the 25th anniversary celebration of the
NHL Awards benefitting the Canadian Diabetes Association, the opening of NHL
Awards Auction.
    The auction, which closes on June 19, 2008, can be accessed at
auction.nhl.com by selecting the "NHL Awards Auction" button at the bottom
left of the page.
    The NHL Awards Auction in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association is
operated by Frameworth Sports Marketing. Items up for auction include:

    -   Framed 16x20 print signed by Sidney Crosby and Mario Lemieux
    -   Very rare Sidney Crosby memorabilia, including early jersey's
    -   Rare Wayne Gretzky jerseys
    -   Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Mario Lemieux, Bobby Orr packages
    -   "Pond of Dreams" limited edition print signed by Gretzky, Howe,

    "The auction is an exciting way for hockey fans to get involved
post-season, collect one-of-a-kind merchandise, and support Canadians living
with diabetes," said Kelly Webb, Manager, Major Initiatives, Canadian Diabetes
Association. "We're very proud to have Frameworth contribute to our 25th
anniversary celebration."
    2008 marks the 25th year that the NHL Awards have benefitted the Canadian
Diabetes Association. In that time, more than $4-million has been raised to
benefit the millions of Canadians living with this serious disease. To learn
more about the exciting NHL Awards events taking place on June 12, visit

    About Frameworth Sports Marketing

    Frameworth Sports Marketing has been manufacturing high quality sports
memorabilia since 1992. Today we have evolved into North America's leader in
framed memorabilia design. By setting new standards in the industry,
Frameworth is now the largest distributor of NHL autographed memorabilia in
the world and one of the largest distributors of sports collectibles in North
America. www.frameworth.com

    About the Canadian Diabetes Association

    The Canadian Diabetes Association works in communities across the country
to promote the health of Canadians and eliminate diabetes through our strong
nationwide network of volunteers, employees, healthcare professionals,
researchers, partners and supporters. In the struggle against this global
epidemic, our expertise is recognized around the world. The Canadian Diabetes
Association: setting the world standard. To learn more, visit diabetes.ca or
call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).

For further information:

For further information: Jeremy Brace, Manager, National Media
Relations, Canadian Diabetes Association, Office: (416) 408-7071, Onsite:
(416) 988-8327, jeremy.brace@diabetes.ca

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