Our Sponsors and Donors Made Your Access to Programs Affordable!


Emerald Level ($6,000 and well above)

Aetna Foundation, Inc. ($13,000 and $15,000 – corporate citizen!)
This independent charitable and philanthropic arm of Aetna Inc. promotes wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care for everyone. Current giving is focused on:

  • addressing the rising rate of adult and childhood obesity in the U.S.,
  • promoting racial and ethnic equity in health and health care,
  • advancing integrated health care, and
  • sponsoring Dance Out Diabetes’ First Steps Program (started April 2011) and Dance Off the Weight Program (started January 2012)

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 35.3 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services. For more information, visit www.Aetna.org

Novo Nordisk ($20,000 & $2,000 – corporate citizen!)
Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. The company also has leading positions within hemophilia care, growth hormone therapy, and hormone replacement therapy. Current giving is focused on:

  • Educating and empowering patients to become more engaged in their health and management of type 2 diabetes, and teaching them how to reduce the risk of diabetes complications.
  • Improving diabetes care in communities most affected by type 2 diabetes.
  • Activating and enabling change in perceptions and management of diabetes at the local level.
  • Sponsoring the Dance Out Diabetes Cash & Care for Wellness Program beginning in October 2012-September 2013.

Anyware Group, Inc. ($13,000 – corporate citizen!)
Committed to delivering advanced technology solutions for today’s healthcare challenges. AnyWare Group’s ROAM platform enables the leaders of healthcare organizations to:

  • Provide a single secure access point for healthcare systems
  • Shorten hospital wait times
  • Deliver consistent health information and services regardless of geography
  • Improve physician efficiency

Paragon Real Estate Group ($7,000- corporate citizen!)
Our services go beyond broker tours and open houses to include innovative advertising and citywide networking. When you choose Paragon, you benefit from the extensive reach of all our agents. 
[Paragon was our very first corporate sponsor! They continue to support our work.]

Ruby Level ($3,000-5,999)

Life Long Exercise Institute, LLC
Lifelong Exercise Institute (LEI) helps you get the most out of your body and your life–without a lot of “exercise” or sweating required. Founded by Dr. Sheri Colberg (a former Dance Out Diabetes Director), LEI helps improve the health of anyone with diabetes, pre-diabetes, obesity, or other lifestyle health problems with physical movement, an energizing diet, and less stress.

Prescription Solutions 
When you think wellness, think Prescription Solutions. They specialize in diabetes monitoring supplies for those on Medicare and have an easy way to manage your prescriptions.

Roche Accu-Chek 
The Roche blood glucose monitoring systems offer the latest in technology and help you see what you do matters. They also provide the least-painful lancing technology.

San Francisco Examiner 
Promoting health and education in the San Francisco Bay area.

Diamond Level ($1,500-2,999)

California Pacific Medical Center
We practice the most modern, innovative medicine. But we also believe that medicine alone is only part of the solution.  Medicine can transform a body. But going beyond medicine can transform a life.

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Sapphire Level ($500-1,499)

Abbott Diabetes Care
For over 125 years, Abbott Diabetes Care has been focused on a single goal: advancing medical science to help people with diabetes live healthier lives.

aDorn Designs
Stylish diabetic bags tailored for you and your diabetes.

African American Art & Culture Complex
Since 1989, we have been committed to empowering our youth, promoting the work of emerging local artists, and serving as a vital resource for residents and visitors alike. The AAACC has donated dance studio space to DOD for our 2012 and 2013 programs.

At Animas, we work closely with our fellow Johnson & Johnson companies, as well as other partners, toward what we think is a very important goal: finding ways to make diabetes exceedingly manageable in every way. Check out the stylish, friendly and easy-to-use Animas insulin pump.

Black Tie Affair Catering
A full service catering company capable of handling it all. Whether you require an office lunch for 20 guests, a product launch celebration for 500 or an elegant wedding that you will remember forever – let A Black Tie Affair Catering specialist help you every step of the way.

When is a good time to have a low? The answer is never. That’s why you always need to be prepared. Dex4 glucose tablets – nothing’s faster.

Your glucose is constantly changing and the SEVEN® PLUS continuously measures your glucose. The system gives you valuable information — where you are, where you’ve been, and where you’re headed. This is something fingersticks alone could never tell you. Also, the SEVEN PLUS is also the only Sensor FDA approved for up to a full week of wear.

The Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning
The Fromm Institute is a “University within a University”offering daytime courses for retired adults over 50 years of age. The Institute offers intellectual stimulation and introduces its members to a wide range of college level learning opportunities with full access to the facilities and services at USF.

KIND Health Snacks
KIND is a brand of all natural whole nut and fruit bars made from ingredients you can see and pronounce and it’s also a movement that gives new purpose to snacking. KIND was founded on the principle of holistic kindness, and we pride ourselves on creating new paths that avoid false compromises.

OneTouch Brand Products help create a world without limits for people with diabetes. Blood glucose monitoring plays an important role in the long-term health of people with diabetes.

Massive Health
Medicine needs a design renaissance. Why is it that we live surrounded by beautiful technology, but as soon as we get sick we’re left out in the cold? We’re working to fix that. Help us test our innovative iPhone app called The Eatery.

At Medtronic, we’re changing the face of chronic disease. By working closely with physicians around the world, we create therapies to help patients do things they never thought possible.

Mezes Restaurant
Mezes brings together the warm tradition of Greek hospitality with delicious Greek Cuisine, updated with a contemporary twist. You will find the marrying of flavor and aroma, the crisp tang of traditional seasonings, and the freshest ingredients drawn from the land and the sea. Mezes captures the zest of life, gathering of friends, and the simple appreciation of delicious food!

MiniPharmacy & Medical Supplies
MiniPharmacy – trusted, caring, always: for all your diabetic supplies and needs…online! Tell them Heidi Rytter is your rep (she is our Dance Out Diabetes liaison).

Omnipod Insulin Management System
The OmniPod System simplifies insulin pump therapy with the world’s first tubing-free insulin pump. Easy to use, durable, wireless and watertight.

Sanofi-aventis (Lantus & Apidra)
Sanofi-aventis is a global healthcare company focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi-aventis offers a range of essential healthcare assets, including: prescription medicines, generics, and consumer health care products.

Santarus, Inc.
Santarus, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing proprietary products that address the needs of patients treated by physician specialists.

Self Care Catalysts, Inc.
Self Care Catalysts Inc. is a Patient Intelligence™ company that utilizes health research to drive strategic solutions to improve healthcare business and health outcomes.

Washington Hospital Healthcare System
Washington Hospital Healthcare System has been serving Alameda County with some of the area’s finest medical care for more than 50 years.

Werther’s is a company that makes caramel flavored sweets which include sugar-free candies with only 3 grams of carbohydrate.

The Y, Bayview Hunters Point
The Y donated dance studio space for our 2011 programs.

Pearl Level ($100-499)

Beverly Thomassian

Replace My Contacts

Kokkari Istiatorio

Fitness USA Stonestown, San Fransicso

LifeGuard Medical Solutions


San Francisco Spine Pain Relief Clinic

Trader Joe’s

The Y, Stonestown San Francisco