Anthony Anderson

*Actor and comedian Anthony Anderson is making an appearance at the annual Real Men Cook event in New York City to talk about his experience with type 2 diabetes as part of Lilly’s Fearless African-Americans Connected and Empowered (F.A.C.E.) Diabetes initiative on Father’s Day, June 20.  

The New York City community is encouraged to attend this day-long food tasting family celebration featuring education for attendees on how they can better manage their diabetes. Educational components include a variety of diabetes-friendly cooking demonstrations, a certified diabetes educator and a special session on how to “Fearlessly Manage Diabetes” featuring F.A.C.E. Diabetes spokesperson Anthony Anderson.  

When:    Sunday, June 20, 2010
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  
*Anderson is available for in-person interviews on Saturday, June 19 and is available for phone interviews starting the week of June 14.

Where: Minisink Townhouse in Harlem
646 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037

Why:    Diabetes is a serious disease that affects more than 3 million African-Americans in the United States. Through the F.A.C.E. Diabetes campaign, Anderson is committed to helping the African-American community be fearless about facing diabetes.
–    African-Americans are 1.8 times more likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic whites
–    More than three and half million African-Americans age 20 or older have been diagnosed with diabetes,  though additional research suggests that nearly one-third of total diabetes cases are undiagnosed among African-Americans
–    More than one million New Yorkers have been diagnosed with diabetes, and it is estimated that about 450,000 people have diabetes and have not been diagnosed. The disease affects one out of every 12 adults in New York

How:    If you’d like to arrange an interview with Anthony Anderson or to learn more about the F.A.C.E. Diabetes Initiative, please contact Marisa Galeota, at 212-468-3261 or [email protected]

About the F.A.C.E. Diabetes Campaign
The Fearless African-Americans Connected and Empowered (F.A.C.E.) Diabetes campaign is a grassroots movement for African-Americans in the United States to help people achieve greater success in managing their diabetes. Supported by Lilly USA, LLC and national and local health advocacy organizations, the F.A.C.E. Diabetes campaign will host a series of community-based events that provide practical information and advice to help people change their attitudes, behavior and lifestyle, particularly as it relates to nutrition/cooking, physical activity, health and overall well-being. For additional information about the F.A.C.E. Diabetes campaign and/or events, go to www.FACE-Diabetes.com.

About Real Men Cook

Real Men Cook was launch in 1990, and became the largest food tasting family celebration in the country, with men volunteering to cook for and serve the community on Father’s Day. Ticket sales proceeds go to other partnering non-profit organizations in ten cities.  For more information on Real Men Cook, visit www.realmencook.com.