Eli Lilly and Co., an Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical company, said it is donating $194,000 to fund Type 1 diabetes programs for children and scholarships.
An April 7 release said Lilly is donating $94,000 to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) program that sponsors dozens of education camps for diabetic children across the country. Funds will be disbursed as individual scholarships, awarded depending on financial criteria. Lilly also said $100,000, to aid Lilly's Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship program, will go to the Diabetes Scholars Foundation, which distributes funds to high-school seniors ahead of their enrollment in college.
"Camps are a unique experience for children and families to develop the skills and confidence needed to thrive while managing this disease," Tamara Darsow, the ADA’s senior vice president of research and programs, said in the release. "We are committed to ensuring that finances are never a barrier to attending camp, and Lilly's support is critical to keeping that promise."
The release said Lilly is the nation’s No. 1 funder of diabetic camps.