Leonard Award program recognizes innovation and positive achievements in the diabetes community

Lilly to give $100,000 to Life for a Child in recognition of five Award winners

2021 marks 100 years since the discovery of insulin. 

To commemorate this important anniversary, Lilly just launched the Leonard Award. Inspired by the life of Leonard Thompson, the first person with diabetes to be treated with insulin, the Leonard Award will recognize diverse champions around the world dedicated to advancing diabetes management through innovative thinking and novel approaches. 

Through the Leonard Award, Lilly will give a total of $100,000 to Life for a Child in recognition of five Award winners in the following categories:

•            Teens/young adults (18-25 years old) 

•            Advocates/advocacy professionals 

•            Endocrinologists/primary care providers

•            Diabetes educators/nurses 

•            Researchers

Nominations and submissions are open and will be accepted until August 31, 2021. Winners will be selected by an external panel of global leaders in the diabetes community and will be announced around World Diabetes Day in November.