Department of External Affairs
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2009
Contact: John P. Broder
Vice President-External Affairs


Mineola, NY – Members of the Edward Smith Mineola Lions Club recently gathered in support of the Diabetes Education Center at Winthrop-University Hospital to present two charitable donations totaling $12,000. A pledge payment in the amount of $10,000 was directed to Winthrop’s “Lifestyle Balance to Prevent Diabetes: A Pre-Diabetes Intervention Program” – a unique program designed to promote lifestyle changes among people with pre-diabetes and stem the rise in type 2 diabetes; a separate $2,000 donation will support the Center’s Kids Interested in Diabetes (KIDS) Program – an interactive educational program designed to teach children ages seven to 12 about diabetes through games and activities.

The Edward Smith Mineola Lions Club is an ardent supporter of efforts that help prevent and treat diabetes and the devastating side effects such as blindness. Over the years, the Mineola Lions Club has demonstrated its commitment to support the Diabetes Education Center through numerous donations including a $100,000 pledge in 2007, which enabled the creation of the innovative Pre-Diabetes Program at Winthrop.

The Diabetes Education Center was the first nationally accredited outpatient education program in New York State in 1987 and continues to provide superior educational and community outreach programs to adults and children at risk for, living with and managing diabetes. For more information on the Diabetes Education Center at Winthrop-University Hospital and its comprehensive programs, please call (516) 663-2350.

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