Defeat Diabetes Day in Manchester Proclaimed

Office of Mayor Frank C. Guinta

For Immediate Release June 19th, 2006

Contact: Craig Smith
(603) 624-6500; (603) 759-5870

Mayor meets with national diabetes awareness activist and praises his accomplishments

Manchester- Mayor Frank C Guinta met with national diabetes awareness activist "Mr. Diabetes" Andy Mandell at City Hall today and presented him with a proclamation declaring that June 19th, 2006 is "Defeat Diabetes Day" in Manchester.

"Andy Mandell has dedicated his life to educating people about diabetes," Guinta said. "Mr. Mandell has been tirelessly traveling the country in an attempt to irradiate this debilitating disease. I commend him for his selflessness and dedication and urge all of Manchester’s citizens to make themselves aware of the warning signs, preventative measures and treatment of diabetes."

Andy Mandell is the Executive Director of the Defeat Diabetes Foundation, a Florida-based, national non-profit aimed at educating the public on the warning signs, preventative measures, and treatment of diabetes. Mr. Mandell is currently in the middle of his "Wake up and Walk Tour" on which he is walking across the country for diabetes awareness.

The Defeat Diabetes Foundation can be found on the Internet at: www.defeatdiabetes.org