January 13, 2014

Thanks Lilly: $200,000 to the Diabetes Scholars

This is an amazing program. Lilly's continued support is a wonderful gift to help launch futures. I would love to chat about making DProm a fund raiser for the Diabetes Scholars Foundation at FFL.

INDIANAPOLIS and ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill.Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Lilly Diabetes announced it will renew its commitment to the Diabetes Scholars Foundation (Foundation) scholarship fund for another two years. The commitment includes a $200,000 donation ($100,000 for each calendar year) that will support the Foundation's mission: to empower young people with type 1 diabetes to live their lives to the fullest. The Foundation will use the donation to fund the Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow's Leaders Scholarships for students with type 1 diabetes as well as conference scholarships for families to attend the 2014 and 2015 children with DIABETES® Friends for Life® conference. 
In 2013, the Lilly Diabetes scholarships went to support 21 students pursuing higher education as well as 10 families who attended the 2013 Friends for Life conference. Over the last six years, the Foundation has awarded more than $700,000 in college scholarships to young adults with type 1 diabetes, including $204,000 in 2013.
More: https://investor.lilly.com/releasedetail.cfm?releaseid=818191

1 comment:

Mike Hoskins said...

I love the D-Scholars Foundation. Would also very much love to see the organization start making headway for diabetes camps, which are included in the mission statement but haven't had any focus to date. Would be great to see Lilly also make that happen, given its involvement already in helping D-camps with the likes of Kris Freeman. Really doesn't seem that tough, to me, but who knows...