LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The American Diabetes Association is hosting their third annual Kiss-A-Pig event. The event will take place on October 26 at Embassy Suites in Little Rock. Since 1921, insulin has played a major role in the treatment of diabetes for millions of people who suffer from this disease. Initially, insulin was derived from the pancreas of a pig. Although insulin can now be derived from other sources, they continue to recognize the historical significance of the pig. They "kiss a pig" as a thank you for helping them to save lives and to have fun raising money for the American Diabetes Association. The Kiss-A-Pig fundraiser is an exclusive event of the American Diabetes Association. It is a humorous, zany and outrageous contest between local celebrities, community leaders, and business people. The purpose of the contest is to raise "votes/dollars" for candidates' campaigns. Each vote is equal to one dollar. The candidate with the most "votes/dollars" wins the privilege of kissing a live pig. The Kiss-A-Pig Gala will benefit diabetes research, education, support and programs such as Camp Granada, their summer camp for children with diabetes in Monticello, IL. Working with corporations, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has made a tremendous impact in the areas of research, information, and advocacy. Together, they have made great strides in finding those who are undiagnosed. They have raised funds for research to find a cure. They have provided information and services to people with diabetes, their families and the health care professionals who treat them. They have advocated our case at the federal, state, and local levels to affect legislation and policies that benefit people with diabetes.
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