Jones Soda Co. has announced its support of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA). Jones Soda will raise a minimum of $25,000 (US) for ADA and $5,000 (CAN) for CDA to further diabetes research, information and advocacy.
To support the important missions of the American Diabetes Association and the Canadian Diabetes Association, Jones Soda is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of its Sugar-Free Jones Soda product line to ADA and CDA. The program will be promoted through special customized labels on the five Sugar-Free flavors: Sugar-Free Root Beer, Sugar-Free Black Cherry, Sugar-Free Cream Soda, Sugar-Free Ginger Ale and Sugar-Free Pink Grapefruit. The labels will include ADA and CDA logos and special mentions about the effort.
Sugar Free Jones Soda is sweetened with SPLENDA Brand Sweetener, a no calorie sweetener made from sugar so it tastes like sugar.
"We at Jones Soda are committed to help create awareness for diabetes, a disease that affects more than 18 million people in North America," says Michelle Whitehead, marketing coordinator at Jones Soda. "We are excited at the opportunity to partner with two well-respected organizations and do our part to support this cause and hopefully help improve the quality of life for those affected."
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information and advocacy. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org.
"Being part of the Canadian community, we are proud to partner with the Canadian Diabetes Association," states Carol Hutchinson, Western Canada Regional Manager at Jones Soda. "Through this program, we will be able to contribute to the leading-edge research for this often preventable disease which affects the health and lives of so many people across Canada."
The Canadian Diabetes Association works to prevent diabetes and improve the quality of life for those affected, through research, education, service and advocacy. For more information, please call the Canadian Diabetes Association at 1-800-BANTING (226-8464) or visit www.diabetes.ca.