Toronto lights up for World Diabetes Day

         ~ CN Tower lit blue to support the fight against diabetes ~

    TORONTO, Nov. 13 /CNW/ - November 14 is World Diabetes Day and
Torontonians will be seeing blue!
    This year, in honour of the first-ever United Nations-recognized World
Diabetes Day, the CN Tower will be illuminated in blue light. The event is
part of the Canadian Diabetes Association and Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation's contribution to the international celebration for World Diabetes
    The Minister of Health Promotion, Margarett Best, will be on hand to
officially proclaim November 14 as World Diabetes Day in Ontario. The event
will help raise awareness about the severity and impact of the global threat
of diabetes in Canada.
    Please take this opportunity to celebrate World Diabetes Day and witness
the first health cause-related lighting of the CN Tower.

    What:        Media conference 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.

                 - Minister of Health Promotion, Margarett Best
                 - Donna Lillie, Senior Vice-President, Research and
                   Professional Education and Government Affairs, Canadian
                   Diabetes Association
                 - Aubrey Baillie, Chair of the Board of Directors, Juvenile
                   Diabetes Research Foundation
                 - Vince Lamanna, President, Novo Nordisk Canada
                 - Michael Jacoby, youth advocate from the Canadian Diabetes

                 Spokespeople are also available for phone and in-studio

    Date:        Wednesday, November 14, 2007

    Time:        10:30 a.m.

    Location:    Horizons Café at the CN Tower
                 (Recommended access via Bremner Boulevard)

For further information:

For further information: or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Whitney Binns, Carolyn Santillan, Edelman, (416) 979-1120 ext. 257, 351,,

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