MannKind to Sponsor Andretti Autosport Type 1 Diabetes Driver, Conor Daly
MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq:MNKD) announced today it is sponsoring Conor Daly as he makes his debut with the Andretti Autosport team at the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26, 2019. MannKind is an associate sponsor of Andretti Autosport for this race and will partner with Daly on his No. 25 U.S. Air Force Honda. Daly was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 14, and now lends his racing career to raise awareness of diabetes treatment options and innovations.
“Living with diabetes since age 14 has been a challenge, but one that I’ve always faced head on,” said Daly. “Managing my diabetes properly has been a key to being able to live my racing dream. Diabetes should never stop you from pursuing what you want in life! Thanks to MannKind I will be able to share my story and live my dream at a higher level than ever."
"MannKind is continually seeking platforms to increase awareness around the challenges, opportunities and successes people living with diabetes encounter on a daily basis," says Michael Castagna, CEO of MannKind. "Seeing someone like Conor take on a challenging sport such as IndyCar racing, while having to manage his diabetes, is an inspiration to all those living with diabetes. We are excited to be associated with Conor and Andretti Autosport for the Indy 500 and look forward to a partnership where we can help educate people on treatment options for managing their diabetes."
As an associate sponsor of Daly at the Indy 500, MannKind is planning events and experiences that build awareness of innovation in diabetes treatment. The events and sponsorship promotion will also allow for Daly to share his story about living with diabetes.