Joe Toucan Diabetes Project names tennis star Billie Jean King to advisory board

12/4/2008

LOS ANGELES The Joe Toucan Diabetes Project, has announced Tuesday the addition of tennis champion Billie Jean King to its advisory board. The Joe Toucan Diabetes Project is a non-profit organization that promotes research into and the development and production of accessories, project and supplies for children and young adults with diabetes.

King has been a lifelong leader in women’s tennis and also the advocacy of equal rights for all people. As part of her commitment to community, King has a scholarship fund that grants two scholarships of $5,000 plus two scholarships of $2,500 to young adults and teenagers living with diabetes to help them lead active, full lives.

“We are honored to welcome Billie Jean [King] to the advisory board,” Rocky Lang, president and founder of the Joe Toucan Diabetes Project said in a statement. “The Joe Toucan Diabetes Project is dedicated to helping diabetic children, teens and young adults fulfill their dreams by giving them the tools to make their lives easier and we are excited to have [King]’s support to achieve those goals.”

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