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Verizon Wireless & The American Diabetes Association Celebrate The Season With Healthy Eating Celebration At "Cooking For The Holidays" Event In Pennsylvania

Free to the public, event will feature live cooking demonstrations, prizes and giveaways

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December 13, 2010

Sheldon Jones
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Amanda Carl
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 WHO:

  • Gwendolyn Foster, Former Pennsylvania Health Commissioner
  • Ms. Angie, Philadelphia Culinary Strategies and Caterer
  • Max Szadek, Mr. DivaBetic
  • Representatives from Verizon Wireless
  • Representatives from the American Diabetes Association

WHAT:
Verizon Wireless, together with the American Diabetes Association will continue their efforts to prevent, cure and improve the lives of people affected with diabetes through their “Cooking for the Holidays” event, which will provide healthy eating tips and tools to Philadelphians in preparation for upcoming holiday meals. The evening will include a live cooking demonstration by Philadelphia culinary strategist and caterer Ms. Angie, an educational health discussion lead by former Pennsylvania Health Commissioner Gwendolyn Foster, opportunity to win an HTC Droid Incredible Smartphone and Plantronics Bluetooth® Headset from Verizon Wireless and more.

The event is part of a greater partnership between the American Diabetes Association and Verizon Wireless, who have teamed up to help Stop Diabetes®, raise awareness about the disease and encourage, inspire and empower people to live a healthier life. Verizon Wireless is committed to positively impacting the lives of its customers and the community-at-large, by supporting causes championed by organizations rooted in the community who are making a difference in the lives of others.

For more information about the event or to RSVP please contact: Michelle Foster at 610-828-5003 or by e-mailing mfoster@diabetes.org.  

WHERE:
African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

WHEN:
Wednesday, December 15
6-8 p.m.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to stop diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, The Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org.

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