Golden Eagle Casino’s Jackpot for Diabetes Promotion Raises Noteworthy Funds for Kickapoo Nation Health Clinic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information, contact: April 6, 2012Stephanie Cooper, General Manager Golden Eagle Casino Office: 785-486-2005 Mobile: 785-224-7515 Email: SCooper@gecasino.com

Golden Eagle Casino’s Jackpot for Diabetes Promotion Raises Noteworthy Funds for Kickapoo Nation Health Clinic

Horton, Kan. – Golden Eagle Casino, a business venture of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, recently ran its Jackpot for Diabetes promotion from December 2011 through March 2012. The promotion raised more than $24,000 with all funds going towards the purchase of diabetic shoes, podiatry care, eyeglasses, insulin, medication and other supplies necessary for the prevention and treatment of diabetes.

Chairman Steve Cadue of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas was influential in bringing the promotion to Golden Eagle Casino, the first casino in Kansas, to support Jackpot for Diabetes. Money for the campaign was raised through $25 donations for every $1,200 and higher slot and bingo jackpot. All funds brought in from the promotion directly benefited the Kickapoo Nation Health Clinic to help better serve its diabetic patients.

“Chairman Cadue was instrumental in bringing this promotion to the casino,” said Stephanie Cooper, General Manager for Golden Eagle Casino. “He understands the impact diabetes has on the Native American community and is dedicated to educating the public about ways to reduce and eliminate this disease.” In his efforts to better serve his community, Chairman Cadue has recently teamed up with the Association of American Indian Physicians to further support the prevention and defeat of diabetes.

The Kansas Kickapoo tribe has been prominent in bringing a voice to the Native American Nations. An estimated 16.1 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives ages 20 years and older live with diabetes. Additionally, according to studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, American Indians and Alaska Natives are twice as likely to have diabetes compared to their non-Hispanic white counterparts. Additionally, they are also almost twice as likely to die from diabetes as non-Hispanic whites.

For more information about the Association of American Indian Physicians, visit www.aaip.org. For more information about the American Diabetes Association, visit www.diabetes.org.

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About Golden Eagle Casino Media Contact: Stephanie Cooper, General Manager Golden Eagle Casino The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas 1107 Goldfinch Road Horton, KS 66439 1-877-864-2746

About the Kansas Kickapoo Tribe The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas is a federally recognized sovereign Indian tribe. With more than 1,600 enrolled members, the Tribe owns and operates numerous successful business ventures, including the Golden Eagle Casino in Horton, Kan. For more information on the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, please visit http://ktik-nsn.gov/home.htm.

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