Blue Circle Champions

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Billie Jean King, former professional tennis player and winner of 39 Grand Slam titles.

Nov 5, 2010

Earlier this year the IDF launched an initiative to get high-profile athletes and other celebrities with diabetes to pledge their support for World Diabetes Day by wearing the blue circle pin - the global symbol of diabetes - to promote diabetes awareness. We are proud to be able to showcase the following inspiring individuals who have not let diabetes get in the way of achieving their goals:

- Sean Busby, a professional snowboarder who has undertaken two successful expeditions to Antarctica.

- Missy Foy, an elite marathon runner who has twice qualified for the US Olympic Marathon Trials.

- Kris Freeman, a professional cross-country skier who has represented the USA in the Olympics.

- Bas van de Goor, an Olympic gold medal-winning volleyball player from the Netherlands.

- Billie Jean King, a former professional tennis player and winner of 39 Grand Slam titles.

- Sir Steve Redgrave, a five-time Olympic gold medal-winning rower from the United Kingdom.

Visit to see our Champions wearing the blue circle.

If you know a high-profile individual with diabetes in your area, or any public figure willing to support the diabetes cause, take the opportunity this World Diabetes Day to get him or her to wear or promote the global symbol of diabetes. If you don't have the pin, no problem - any kind of blue circle alternative is welcome.

If you're successful, post your picture in our World Diabetes Day Virtual Museum - and we'll make sure to share it with the global diabetes community.

You don't have to be a celebrity to promote the blue circle. Whoever you are and whatever your link to diabetes, we want pictures of you or your friends promoting the symbol!


Campeones del Círculo Azul


A comienzos de año lanzamos una iniciativa para conseguir el apoyo de atletas de alto nivel y otros famosos con diabetes y pedirles apoyen al Día Mundial de la Diabetes llevando el círculo azul - el símbolo mundial de la diabetes - para crear conciencia sobre la diabetes. Estamos orgullosos de contar con estos individuos para que sirvan de inspiración mostrando que la diabetes no supone ningún obstáculo a la hora de conseguir nuestras metas:

- Sean Busby, un profesional de snowboard que ha realizado dos expediciones a la Antártica.

- Missy Foy, un corredor de maratones que se ha cualificado en dos ocasiones para la pruebas olímpicas de maratón de EEUU.

- Kris Freeman, un esquiador profesional de campo a través que ha representado a EEUU en las olimpiadas.

- Bas van de Goor, jugador  holandés de voleibol y medalla de oro olímpico.

- Billie Jean King, una ex-jugadora profesional de tenis y ganadora de 39 títulos de Grand Slam.

- Sir Steve Redgrave, el cinco veces medalla de oro de remo del Reino Unido. 

Visite para ver a nuestros campeones con el círculo azul.

Si conoce a un individuo conocido con diabetes en su zona, o cualquier figura pública que apoye la causa de la diabetes, este Día Mundial de la Diabetes pídale que se ponga el pin de la diabetes para promocionar el símbolo mundial de la diabetes. Si no tiene un pin, no importa otro tipo de círculo azul vale.

Si tiene éxito, incluya su fotografía en el Museo Virtual del Día Mundial de la Diabetes - y nos aseguraremos de compartirlo con la comunidad mundial de la diabetes.

No tiene que ser famoso para promocionar el círculo azul. Da igual quien sea o cual es su relación con la diabetes, queremos imágenes suyas y de los suyos con el símbolo mundial de la diabetes.


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