Ryan is a great role model for young people who have just been diagnosed with this disease. He can bring much needed attention to this growing problem.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 23, 2014
The NASCAR Nationwide Series race calendar opens up this year, as it usually does, at the Daytona International Speedway, a monument to the history of racing both past and present. This year the race will feature Ryan Reed, an incredibly talented driver who never let his type 1 diabetes diagnosis slow him down. Driving the No. 16 Drive to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang, Reed will be looking to start the season off with a checkered flag, while advancing his cause and becoming a role model for those facing diabetes.
This racing season, American Medical ID will partner with Ryan Reed and the American Diabetes Association's Drive to Stop Diabetes℠ campaign – now presented by Lilly Diabetes. The campaign is a movement working to end the devastating toll that diabetes takes on the lives of millions of individuals and families across our nation. Using Ryan’s story as the voice, the Drive to Stop Diabetes℠ campaign will utilize awareness and educational efforts at NASCAR Nationwide races and several off track health and wellness initiatives throughout 2014. In addition, American Medical ID will be producing a special Ryan Reed edition medical ID bracelet with a percentage of proceeds being donated to the American Diabetes Association.
“It is such an amazing feeling to be able to tie racing and diabetes awareness together,” Reed said. “Drive to Stop Diabetes℠ presented by Lilly Diabetes will be able to use the NASCAR platform to its fullest potential and make a huge difference. For me to be told almost three years ago that I would never drive again, and now to be driving for Roush Fenway Racing, is pretty surreal. So many people have been a part of all this and it would not be possible without them. I thank the American Diabetes Association and Lilly Diabetes for their participation in this movement. I am so excited about how far Drive to Stop Diabetes℠ presented by Lilly Diabetes has come, and can’t wait to watch the impact it has on so many lives.”
American Medical ID, the top maker of diabetes medical ID bracelets and necklaces in the U.S., has again joined the effort by the design and production of campaign awareness bracelets and creating a special line of medical ID jewelry for Ryan Reed where a percentage of sales will be donated to the American Diabetes Association.
“American Medical ID is committed to serving the diabetes community and we are proud to be involved in this effort to raise awareness. Ryan is a great role model for young people who have just been diagnosed with this disease. He can bring much needed attention to this growing problem,” said Rick Russell, CEO of American Medical ID.
Since 1994, Houston-based, employee owned and operated, American Medical ID has created high quality, customized medical identification jewelry to meet one’s everyday lifestyle. Candidates for a medical ID include anyone living with chronic or rare medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, heart conditions, stroke risk or memory impairment; persons with allergies such as food, drug or insect; and those taking multiple medications or blood thinners. For more information about American Medical ID, visit http://www.IdentifyYourself.com, email info(at)americanmedical-id(dot)com or call 800.363.5985.
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