Full Sail and TuDiabetes.com Partner to "Draw for a Cure" and Support World Diabetes Day

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On Tuesday, November 13, Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) sponsored and hosted the first annual "Draw for a Cure" event to raise funds, support and awareness in honor of World Diabetes Day in association with the online Diabetes community, http://www.TuDiabetes.com.

On Tuesday, November 13, Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) sponsored and hosted the first annual "Draw for a Cure" event to raise funds, support and awareness in honor of World Diabetes Day in association with the online Diabetes community, http://www.TuDiabetes.com.

Instructors, staff and students throughout the Full Sail campus were asked to submit artwork representing what Diabetes means to them, and the pieces were presented in a silent auction. Over 40 contributions of artwork were offered, and over $3000 was raised and donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Manny Hernandez, the Founder of TuDiabetes.com and the Web Product Manager for Full Sail's Student Portals, conducted an online campus poll regarding Diabetes awareness and discovered that 65% of the campus was touched by the disease. When asked, 3% of the poll participants personally suffered, and the remaining 62% were directly affected through a family member or friend. The Draw for a Cure challenge not only raised needed funding to support World Diabetes Day, but it also connected individuals to provide a necessary network as well as more information about the disease and the online support community.

"The Draw for a Cure event was yet another expression of how those on campus pour their hearts into the things that they are passionate about, in this case, diabetes and art," said Hernandez. "The exceptional turnout and the total funds raised further proved that the Full Sail community at large greatly cares about both!"

About Full Sail:

Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 27,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tour seven out of the last seven years. Full Sail's 178-acre campus proudly welcomes over 5,600 students from 50 states and 47 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of thirteen degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business (online), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Music Business and Web Design & Development; and a Master of Science Degree in Education Media Design & Technology (online) and Entertainment Business (online and on-campus).

Students on-campus experience a real world education with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day and a 24-hour around the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the Most Innovative Program Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The college has also been named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.com.

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