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WellCare donates $75,000 to sponsor five team reds in movement to stop diabetes


WellCare Health Plans, Inc. announced that it is donating $75,000, in conjunction with the WellCare Community Foundation, for the 2013 American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.
 
With this partnership, WellCare will sponsor “Team Red” in five cities across the country: Tampa, Fla., Lexington, Ky., Atlanta, Chicago and New York City.
 
Team Red provides an opportunity for individual walkers, with or without diabetes, to join a designated team. It welcomes everyone and anyone that wants to find a cure for diabetes.
 
Last year, WellCare employees raised more than $56,000 for the American Diabetes Association, with approximately 300 registered walkers on company teams for Step Out events across the country.
 
WellCare was also named one of the top five National Teams for 2012, with a total contribution of more than $100,000 to further the association’s efforts.
 
“WellCare is proud to sponsor Team Red and continue to help fight a disease that affects many of our members, families and friends,” said Alec Cunningham, WellCare’s CEO.
 
“The American Diabetes Association applauds the efforts of WellCare and its employees,” said David McShea, national director, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. “For the past five years, their dedicated support of our mission has helped us further our movement to one day stopping this deadly disease.”
 
From WellCare


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