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ADA Diabetes Advocacy update
May 10, 1998

We're on a roll!

So far, because of your support, we showed NIH Director Harold Varmus that people with diabetes are unhappy with NIH and that they want a cure. We've also persuaded 134 Members of Congress to sign an Open Letter to Congressman John Porter about the need to find a cure for diabetes.

What's next?!

How about helping generate newspaper articles about the need to find a cure for diabetes. Have you ever noticed that newspapers run articles about many other diseases, but rarely about diabetes? Well let's do something about it!

At the bottom of this article is a link to a news release. All you have to do is send it to your local newspaper(s). I can't guarantee they will run an article about diabetes, but it's worth a try.

(If you are unable to print or download the news release, please email me your fax number and/or address so I can send you a copy.)

Your chances at getting an article written are better if you include your name and phone number on the bottom of the release as a local contact. The writer may call you and ask you a question or two about diabetes. Calling the newspaper after you send the release will also help.

Where should you mail the news release? The newspaper's address will be listed somewhere inside the paper, probably in "Section A." For larger newspapers, put "Attn: Health Reporter" on the envelope. And don't ignore small, local newspapers. People read them too! We'll take every article we can get!

If an article is written in your local paper, you'll receive ADA's Flavorful Seasons Cookbook absolutely free (retail value $16.95). Send the article along with your name and address to: Diabetes Advocate Cookbook, 1660 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Good luck! If you have any questions, please contact me. Many thanks for your continued support of diabetes advocacy and the American Diabetes Association. Working together, we can find a cure for diabetes.

As always, please email your comments, questions and concerns to me. Many thanks for your continued support.

Joe LaMountain
National Director of Advocacy
American Diabetes Association
1660 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(f) 703-549-8748

Download: News Release (Word 97 format; 48,128 bytes)

Posted 10 May 1998

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