/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Diabetes Hope Foundation Awards Scholarships to 31 Ontario Students/

    Join winners for a night of celebration at annual reception

    TORONTO, May 8 /CNW/ - The Diabetes Hope Foundation is celebrating its
Evening of Hope, an exciting annual scholarship awards reception event that
recognizes the outstanding achievements of young adults living with diabetes.
This year, scholarships will be awarded to 31 students from across Ontario.
    Through the generous support of Aubrey Dan and Dancap Productions Inc.,
2009 Scholarship Recipients will celebrate on Monday, May 11th at The Toronto
Centre for the Arts, Main Stage. Taking place on the set of Toronto's smash
hit musical Jersey Boys this award ceremony takes its inspiration from the
Tony Award winning production, the theme of this years award ceremony is
Achieving Dreams. Special guests will include Stephen Steele, Air Canada
Captain, who was the first insulin-dependent pilot in the world to fly as
captain of a passenger airliner.
    The Diabetes Hope Foundation assists children and adolescents in their
endeavours to achieve full potential in education, self-management and future
independence. For more information visit www.diabeteshopefoundation.com.

    WHAT   Diabetes Hope Foundation 11th Annual Scholarship Awards Reception

    WHEN   Monday May 11th, 2009
           Festivities begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m.

    WHO    Scholarships presented to 31 outstanding students from across
           Ontario including five from Toronto:
           Attendees will also enjoy hearing from special guest speakers:
           -  Stephen Steele, Air Canada Captain, Boeing 777
           -  Chloe Steepe, Wilderness Adventure Leader
           -  Shannon Doherty, DHF Alumni Committee President

    WHERE  The Toronto Centre for the Arts, Main Stage
           5040 Yonge Street, just north of Sheppard Ave.

    Scholarship winners and spokespeople from the Diabetes Hope Foundation are
available for interview upon request.

For further information:

For further information: To confirm your attendance or schedule an
interview, please contact: Lorraine Doherty, (416) 939-9409,

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