•• Elizabeth Perkins was a guest on “Doug Stephan’s Good Day” show talking about her awareness campaign teaching patients they don’t have to suffer with diabetes alone. Find out about the Diabetes Co-Star campaign at www.diabetescostars.com. You can listen the full interview here.
•• Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actress Elizabeth Perkins, who is living with type 1 diabetes, is partnering with Sanofi US on the Diabetes Co-Stars awareness campaign to produce a new documentary that will feature people living with diabetes and those who support them. Beginning today through December 16, 2012 people can submit their stories to the nationwide casting call at www.DiabetesCoStars.com!
Diabetes Co-Stars is an awareness campaign for people living with diabetes and their loved ones. Did you know that nearly 26 million Americans are living with diabetes, including 7 million who remain undiagnosed. Watch the videos below to hear her inspiring story and don’t forget to enter the casting call contest for a chance to appear alongside your favorite actress in a documentary about what it’s really like living with diabetes.
“I am partnering with Sanofi US to share my story through Diabetes Co-Stars and I look forward to hearing from others about their unique experiences living with diabetes and learning about the encouragement they receive from their own co-stars,” said Perkins, star of the upcoming ABC sitcom “How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life).”
Elizabeth Perkins, who is one of nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes, currently uses Lantus® SoloSTAR® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection) as part of her overall diabetes treatment plan, which also includes exercise and a healthy diet. Another important aspect of Perkins’ overall diabetes management is the support and encouragement from her husband, director and cinematographer Julio Macat.
“I always recommend to my patients that they reach out for support to help them manage their diabetes, as Elizabeth has done with her husband Julio,” said Perkins’ physician, Dr. David Kayne, M.D., of The Medical Group of Encino in Encino, Calif. “Elizabeth’s story is the perfect example of how valuable a strong support system is in a person’s overall diabetes treatment plan.”
People living with diabetes are invited to nominate their co-star—the person in their life who has made the biggest impact on their personal diabetes journey. People can also nominate themselves if they support a family member or friend with diabetes. Submissions will be judged on their ability to inspire others through their story of support in diabetes management. To enter the casting call with a video or written entry, hear more about Perkins’ story, and to view the official rules visit www.DiabetesCoStars.com. Two co-star teams of winners will be announced on January 31, 2013, along with more information about the documentary’s premiere. Follow the Sanofi US Diabetes Facebook page and Twitter feed for additional updates.
Diabetes Co-Stars has helped millions of Americans understand the power of a strong support team for people living with diabetes since its launch in 2010. As part of this year’s program, Sanofi US will sponsor the Diabetes Hands Foundation in support of their efforts to encourage an open dialogue around the realities of living with diabetes. The Diabetes Hands Foundation works to connect, engage, and empower people touched by diabetes.
•• Just added to the gallery the following on-set photos of Elizabeth Perkins as Elaine as she is currently filming “How To Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)” so you can go there to take a look. The comedy show will be premiering mid-season which will air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in January 2013.
•• The world premiere of “Pitch Perfect” took place Monday, September 24th at the ArcLight Cinemas in Los Angeles, CA. Elizabeth Perkins looked absolutely perfect last night wearing a beautiful black dress with a eye-catching red belt and a black bag detail. She attended the premiere with her lovely family. Pictures from the event can be found in the photo gallery as usual. Enjoy!
•• Comedian Brad Garrett has already signed up Ray Romano, Elizabeth Perkins, Willie Garson, Mimi Rogers, Stephanie Hunt, Dennis Phillips, Karina Jett and yours truly to join the fun and excitement of his Maximum Hope Foundation Charity Poker Tournament benefiting families with children battling life-limiting illnesses September 22 at noon in MGM Grand’s poker room in Las Vegas. Please join, the first-place prize is $10,000.
•• Additional casting has been announced for the upcoming 25th anniversary reading of Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias, which will be presented Sept. 9 at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
Presented by David Youse, Four Things Productions in association with L.A. Works, the reading will be directed by two-time Tony Award winner Judith Ivey. The cast will be led by the previously announced Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner Frances Conroy, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Elizabeth Perkins, Jennifer Coolidge and Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Annie Potts, along with just announced cast members Jill Larson (“All My Children”) and Mae Whitman (“Parenthood”).
The performance, which will raise awareness and funds for The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, will be followed by a VIP reception. The event will also feature lighting design by Leigh Allen, sound design by Shannon Slaton, technical direction by David Toledo, props by Kent Rogers and graphic design by Studio 56.
Show time will be 6 PM. The Broad Stage is located at 1310 11th Street in Santa Monica, CA. For tickets and additional information, please visit the official website at www.steelmagnolias-25years.org.