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SOURCE Novo Nordisk
Contest raises $35,000 in donations to local diabetes-related organizations
PLAINSBORO, N.J, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, announced today that Walton Kelly from Thomaston, Georgia, is the grand prize winner of the NovoLog® Community Star contest. The contest was held earlier this year to recognize patients with type 2 diabetes who use NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection) to help manage their blood sugar and give back to their local communities.
Walton was selected as the first NovoLog® Community Star winner based on the length of time he has generously given to his local community and the diversity of the programs with which he volunteers. Spanning more than 40 years, Walton has coached and refereed little league and local high school teams, working with children both with and without disabilities. He also assists neighbors with home projects, from everyday maintenance to remodeling.
"I am excited to be recognized as a Community Star. I watch what I eat, stay active and take my medication so I can help keep my diabetes under control and focus on the things that I love to do," said Kelly, 65, a U.S. Post Mail Carrier. "Volunteering and working in the community are a huge part of my life, and I'd hate for anything to stop me from staying involved."
Six finalists join Walton in receiving $5,000 to donate to one of three diabetes-related organizations of choice:
Finalists recognized for contributions to their local communities include:
"We are so grateful for everyone who participated in the NovoLog® Community Star contest," said George McAvoy, vice president, NovoLog® brand team, at Novo Nordisk Inc. "It makes us proud to recognize Walton as our inaugural winner and are inspired by people like him who don't let their diabetes stop them from making life-changing contributions every day."
Walton, as the winner, will also be awarded with a one-year online subscription to Weight Watchers® to help with his diabetes management. Weight Watchers® is a registered trademark of Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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About Novo Nordisk
Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk is a global health care company with 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. The company also has leading positions within hemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. For more information, visit novonordisk-us.com or follow our news in the US on Twitter: @NovoNordiskUS.
In the United States, 25.8 million people have diabetes, a condition in which the body does not produce enough or properly use insulin, the hormone needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life.
NovoLog® is a registered trademark of Novo Nordisk A/S.
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