Bayer Diabetes Care, Nick Jonas encourage consumers to 'Give Back'

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. Bayer Diabetes Care on Tuesday announced its sponsorship of the contest “Give Back. Simply Win.” — a program that’s expected to shine a spotlight on people with diabetes who are making a difference in their local communities.

Three grand prize winners will meet singer Nick Jonas and Bayer will donate $5,000 to three not-for-profit charitable causes, one selected by each winner.

Bayer’s “Give Back. Simply Win.” contest was designed to reward people with diabetes for their charitable efforts. It is open to people with diabetes in three age categories: 6 to 12, 13 to 17 and 18-plus years.

Entries will be accepted through Aug. 5.

Nick Jonas, now 17, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 13. Since he publicly announced his diagnosis, he has become widely recognized not only for his musical talents, but also for his efforts to inspire people with diabetes and give back to fans that inspire him.

“One of the things we’ve been so impressed with is how much people with diabetes are doing for their communities,” Jonas said. “Bayer and I hope that through this contest we can call attention to them and thank people with diabetes who support and inspire others, whether it be through volunteering or fundraising.”