Eli Lilly and Company Bringing Diabetes Education Program to the Annual Legislative Conference

Public invited to visit F.A.C.E. Diabetes booth and meet award-winning singer-songwriter Angie Stone

Sep 19, 2011, 09:00 ET from Eli Lilly and Company

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) will bring one of its patient education programs to Washington, D.C., September 21-24 during the 2011 Annual Legislative Conference presented by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

In attendance will be Eli Lilly and Company's Fearless African-Americans Connected and Empowered (F.A.C.E.) Diabetes initiative spokesperson and singer-songwriter Angie Stone, along with Roniece Weaver, M.S., R.D., L.D., founding partner and executive director of the Hebni Nutrition Consultants, Inc., and one of the creators of the Soul Food Pyramid™, a culturally-sensitive food guide pyramid.

Stone will be in the F.A.C.E. Diabetes booth from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, to help raise awareness about the diabetes epidemic facing the African American community. As the national spokesperson for the F.A.C.E. Diabetes campaign, Stone has been traveling to cities around the country since 2007 to inspire others.

On Friday, September 23, Weaver will be in the booth from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. sharing recipes and cooking tips. Attendants also can pick up educational materials and resources designed to encourage African Americans to take control of their health.

Lilly has taken a lead on educating about health care disparities and providing health care information to diverse communities. F.A.C.E. Diabetes is one of Lilly's many patient education programs. For additional information about these programs, go to www.lillyforbetterhealth.com.

About the F.A.C.E. Diabetes Campaign  

The Fearless African-Americans Connected and Empowered (F.A.C.E.) Diabetes initiative is a grassroots movement targeting African Americans in the United States to help individuals, families and neighborhoods overcome key barriers to success in living with diabetes. It is supported by Eli Lilly and Company, and national and local health advocacy organizations.  For additional information about the F.A.C.E. Diabetes campaign and/or events, go to www.FACE-Diabetes.com.

About Eli Lilly and Company

Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers - through medicines and information - for some of the world's most urgent medical needs. Additional information about Lilly is available at www.lilly.com.  C-LLY

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