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American Diabetes Association Recognizes Volunteers for Outstanding Service

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/12 -- The American Diabetes Association, the nation's leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, presented several volunteers with National Service Achievement Awards. These prestigious awards honor volunteers of the community who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to the cause.

The following leaders received their awards at the annual American Diabetes Association Community Volunteer Leadership Conference, which took place this past weekend in New Orleans.

National Service Achievement Award Recipients

Wendell Mayes Jr. Award for Lifetime Service in the Cause of Diabetes
Stewart Perry, Co-owner, Perry & Perry State Farm Insurance
Lexington, Ky.

Public Policy Leadership Award
Senator Ben Nevers, Louisiana Senate
Bogalusa, La.

Public Policy Leadership Award
Representative Matt Ramsey, Georgia House of Representatives
Peachtree City, Ga.

Ross Hickey Award for Outstanding Service in Diabetes Research Funding
Delores and William Brehm
McLean, Va.

Addison B. Scoville Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service
Cynthia Levy, Account Executive - Chicago North, Novo Nordisk
Palos Hills, Ill.

Excellence in Health Communications Award
Kelly Close, President, Close Concerns, Inc.
San Francisco

Health Professional Award for Volunteer Service
Ho Luong Tran, MD, MPH, President and CEO, National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians
Washington, DC

Charles H. Best Medal for Leadership and Service
L. Hunter Limbaugh, Chair of the Board, American Diabetes Association
Columbia, S.C.

Charles Kopke Medal for Service
Pearson C. Cummin III, MBA, Secretary/Treasurer, American Diabetes Association
Greenwich, Conn.

These leaders received their awards in June at the Association's 72nd Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia.

Rachmiel Levine Medal for Leadership and Service
Geralyn R. Spollett, MSN, ANP-CS, CDE, President, Health Care & Education, American Diabetes Association
New Haven, Conn.

Banting Medal for Leadership and Service
Vivian Fonseca, MD, President, Medicine & Science, American Diabetes Association
New Orleans

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

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Lisa Gibson
American Diabetes Association

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