Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) has become a sponsor of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), donating $100,000 to the ADA's camp program.
ADA camps offer a fun experience for children and families dealing with or at risk of developing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, according to a press release.
PHLY employees are also fundraising and promoting diabetes awareness across the country. Last month, employees held clothing drives, packed healthy lunches as part of ADA's National Healthy Lunch Day and participated in fundraising events.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and PHLY will work with the ADA to raise awareness.
"Diabetes is a serious, but manageable disease," Bob O'Leary, president and CEO of PHLY, said in the release. "Working together with the American Diabetes Association is a unique opportunity for our employees to make a difference in the lives of young people. For years we've excelled at being a premiere insurance carrier for non-profit and human service organizations, camps, and other businesses. Being a national sponsor of ADA Camps bridges our business with our culture of giving back through health and wellness."
The ADA has offered camps for children with diabetes for nearly 70 years. Medical workers and volunteers are on site around the clock during the camp events. Many campers eventually return as camp counselors because they found their experiences to be rewarding.