2016 Father of the Year Awards Celebration to Honor Three Local Fathers

Bridgewater, NJ, May 11, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The American Diabetes Association and the Father’s Day Council of New Jersey will award three men for their commitment to fatherhood and philanthropy on June 1 at the Newark Club in Newark, NJ. The recipients of this year’s Father of the Year Awards are:

- Kenneth Miller of Warren, NJ , Worldwide President-Diabetes Care, BD

- James List of Princeton, NJ, Global Therapeutic Area Head, Cardiovascular and Metabolism, Janssen Research & Development

- Al Altomari of Washington Crossing, PA, President & CEO, Agile Therapeutics

These fathers were selected based on their ability to balance their personal and professional lives, and serve as a role model for their children, while making a positive difference in their communities. All proceeds from the event will support the American Diabetes Association and its mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

“We are proud of these exceptional fathers who have demonstrated the ability to balance a high level of success in their chosen careers, and serve as great role models in our community,” said Taran Connelly, area executive director of the New Jersey market of the Association. “They deserve recognition not only as fathers and community leaders, but for their commitment to help change the future of diabetes.”

Today, there are nearly 30 million Americans - including more than 8% of New Jersey residents - who have diabetes. Unfortunately, more than 8 million people are unaware that they have the disease. If present trends continue, one in three Americans faces a future with diabetes by 2050.

For more information on the Father of the Year Awards and the honored fathers, to support an honoree with a donation, or to buy tickets, please call (732) 469-7979, ext. 3520 or visit www.diabetes.org/njfoty.

About the New Jersey Father’s Day Council
The New Jersey chapter of the National Father’s Day Council is a volunteer organization that annually honors individuals who exemplify outstanding commitment to children, family and community. The National Father’s Day Council was established in 1931. It holds Father of the Year awards events in 18 cities across the nation. National honorees have included John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Colin Powell, Jack Lemmon, George Foreman, and Wolf Blitzer.

About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.
American Diabetes Association
Doreen Pustizzi