National Diabetes Awareness Month: Help us spread awareness and you could win!

 November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and all month long A Healthier Michigan will be your go-to source for relevant content, videos and information around diabetes. We’re committed to improving Michigan’s health by educating residents about the risk factors and warning signs associated with this disease.

Over one million Michigan adults currently have diabetes, and it is estimated that an additional 364,000 have the disease but have not yet been diagnosed. We believe that if we work together, we can help those who are at risk, as well as provide resources for those that have been diagnosed.  That is why we are inviting you to take part in National Diabetes Awareness Month with us. Throughout November, we will be conducting giveaways asking you to help us spread knowledge and awareness by sharing our information and recipes, tweeting the hashtag and encouraging Michigan residents to commit to living a healthier lifestyle.  By doing so, you could win some great prizes, including sweatshirts to keep you warm during the chilly Michigan months, goodie bags filled with dental and eye care items, an Oral-B Professional Series electric toothbrush and more! Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or follow us on Pinterest for your chance to win!

Why We’re Celebrating National Diabetes Awareness Month 

While researchers are still studying links between gum disease and diabetes, there’s no doubt that taking care of your teeth is critical and scheduling regular checkups can help identify symptoms of diabetes. Blue Dental (SM) and Blue Vision (SM) believe good dental and vision health are just good sense – and can possibly lead to a proper diagnosis of diabetes and a host of other ailments and diseases.

 

Contest Rules

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan National Diabetes Awareness Month giveaway will take place on 11/5/2012 – 11/30/2012. No purchase necessary to enter to win. This giveaway is governed exclusively by the laws of Michigan. You are not authorized to participate within the giveaway if you are not located within Michigan.

  1. Eligibility. Participation is only open to all legal residents of Michigan, who are 18 years of age or older on the date of entry. Employees of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (“Sponsor”) and respective subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouses) or members of the same household (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter. How to Enter. Specific information regarding how to enter the ticket giveaways will be publicized on the Sponsor’s social media platforms.
  2. Prize. The prize will be specified within the social media platform announcing the opportunity to enter. The prize from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan National Diabetes Awareness Month giveaway will be awarded on or around 11/30/2012. Winner must provide valid email address upon notification of winning to accept the prize.
  3. Drawings. Winners will be selected from all entrants received and be notified on the platform where the ticket giveaway was offered. Winners will be selected by correctly answering a trivia question or engaging on a social media platform through commenting, tweeting or posting in reply to a specific Facebook post, A Healthier Michigan blog post or a specific tweet. Detailed information regarding how to enter for each giveaway will be posted on the platform with a message explaining the specific time the contest will run and what platform it will be on. Then at the time specified, the specific details will be given about how to enter. Winner has twenty four (24) hours upon being notified by Sponsor to declare acceptance of the prize. If the winner cannot be contacted within this time period the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entrants received. By entering the giveaway the entrants agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of Sponsor. The Sponsor’s decisions on winners will be final and binding on all matters relating to the ticket giveaway. A list of all winners will be made available at the end of the contest on the Sponsor’s social media platform.
  4. Conditions. Winners must be able to provide valid state-issued photo identification upon request. Participation in this giveaway and acceptance of prize constitutes winner’s permission for Sponsor to use, exploit, adapt, modify, reproduce, distribute and publically display their name, address (city and state), likeness, photograph, picture, portrait, voice, biographical information and/or any statements made by the winner and the winner’s guest regarding the giveaway or Sponsor without notice or additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. By participating, all participants, including all eligible entrants and winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its respective advertising and promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers directors and shareholders, from any and all claims and liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in any way in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in giveaway, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any giveaway or related giveaway activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery Sponsor maintains the right to offer a substitute prize of equal value. 50 entrants will win 50 separate sweatshirts, three entrants will receive “Building a Healthy Lifestyle” book, three entrants will win “Hungry for Change: Ditch the Diets, Conquer the Cravings and Eat Your Way to Lifelong Health” book, three entrants will win a goodie bag of kid-friendly dental and eye care items, and one winner will win an Oral-B Professional Series electric toothbrush. Entrants who do not comply with these rules or conditions or who attempt to interfere with this giveaway in any way shall be disqualified from any of the giveaways that occur during the previously mentioned time period.
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