Horizon gives $25K grant to Diabetes Foundation

The Diabetes Foundation, a Hackensack-based not-for-profit focused on empowering individuals with diabetes, has received a $25,000 grant from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, it announced this week.

The donation, made through the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, will be used to support the organization’s Diabetes Resource Advocacy Program throughout 2020, the Diabetes Foundation said in a news release.

“We are grateful for Horizon’s ongoing partnership and generosity, especially as we continue to grow the size, scope and reach of our Diabetes Resource Advocacy Program,” Ginine Cilenti, the foundation’s executive director, said in a prepared statement. “The program helps us make a remarkable impact on the lives, health and wellness of our participants.

“It is industry partners like Horizon that allow us to positively impact the lives of those living with diabetes, while limiting the potential for their hospitalization and the enhanced medical care of patients that results from uncontrolled blood sugar.”

The Horizon Foundation has been a supporter of the organization since 2006, the Diabetes Foundation noted.

“We are pleased to support the Diabetes Foundation’s efforts to help individuals and families manage diabetes and prediabetes,” Jonathan R. Pearson, the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey’s executive director, said in a statement. “Their program aligns with Horizon’s commitment to helping our members access the resources they need to manage their health. We are improving the health of the communities we serve, by helping people living with diabetes manage the disease and improve their quality of life.”