Insulindependence Receives $200,000 Commitment To Endow A Youth Scholarship Fund

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Insulindependence (IN) announced its first deposit into an endowment fund, part of a $200,000 private gift to support the organization's programs for youth living with diabetes.

The Pamela C. Lane Youth Scholarship Fund was founded with the goal of providing camp and mentoring opportunities to all U.S. children and adolescents living with diabetes. "Thousands of children are diagnosed with diabetes each year in our country," said Peter Nerothin, President of Insulindependence. "Our goal is to be sure they're each given an opportunity to participate in experiential learning environments. Programs like these are life-changing, because they put kids on an early track to success in managing their condition."

This summer, Shana Fisher's daughter Kendal became one of the first scholarship recipients. With help from her peers and mentors living with type 1 diabetes, Kendal was able to complete her first triathlon at age nine. "It's hard to put into words how much Kendal gained from this program. She was inspired by her new friends and wants to do more. She completed another triathlon and she decided it was time to start using an insulin pump. These are all huge steps that have happened since Kendal's involvement with Insulindependence."

The Pamela C. Lane Youth Scholarship Fund is managed by a Investment Bank in New York City under the supervision of Insulindependence's Board Finance and Investment Committee. "Our 5-year goal is to grow the fund to $1 million, so each of our youth can receive scholarships based on financial need. Eventually we aim to look beyond our organization to provide assistance to other organizations and diabetes camps," said Nerothin.

Donors and prospective program participants are welcome to inquire about opportunities by emailing info@insulindependence.org.

About Insulindependence:

Insulindependence (IN) is a San Diego-based 501(c)3 nonprofit public benefit corporation. Their mission is to inspire people with diabetes to set personal fitness goals, educate them on adaptive management strategies through hands-on-experience, and equip them to explore their individual capacities. IN's staff and volunteers serve thousands of U.S. program participants annually in an effort to revolutionize diabetes management through experiential diabetes education. www.insulindependence.org

Media Contact: Blair Ryan Insulindependence, Inc., 888.912.3837 ext. 108, Blair@insulindependence.org

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