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Contact: Lillian Ayala Redbean Society (917) 553-3830 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2011

--Free Diabetes Screenings, Zumba Dance Classes for Kids, and 5 Steps for Good Health Exhibition among planned activities for Mexican community in NY Tri-State Area-WHAT: Media are invited to attend a press conference with Representatives of the Mexican Consulate of New York and Sanofi Mexicos Jorge Rubio, Public Relations and Corporate Affairs Manager, on Thursday, September 15th to announce the details of the Consulates community health outreach to its constituents during Wellness Week that kicks off September 17 22, at the time of the United Nations High Level Meeting on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Wellness Week will focus on preventive measures for NCDs by raising awareness and creating a call-to-action for individuals, communities and policymakers. The Mexican Consulate of New York, with the support of the Mexican Ministry of Health, The World Economic Forum, The Pan-American Health Organization and Sanofi Mexico, will host a series of public wellness events for the Mexican community in the New York Tri-state area, beginning the week of September 19th. Through the 5 Steps for Good Health Program, which Sanofi has supported in Mexico and is now presenting in New York, the Mexican community in the area will learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle for their families by following a simple plan. Other activities planned for Wellness Week with the participation of Mexican community-based organizations in the Tri-State area include a 5 Steps for Good Health Exhibition, free diabetes screenings and free Zumba Fitness classes for children between the ages 4 to 12. These activities will be held at Casa Puebla, a well-known Mexican cultural center in Manhattans Upper West Side. Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 10:30 AM Casa Puebla 2710 Broadway, corner 104 Street, 2nd floor New York, NY 10025 CAMERA CREWS, JOURNALISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WELCOME
About Sanofi At Sanofi - a leading pharmaceutical company - we are working to become a diversified global leader in healthcare by focusing on patient needs. We have been a partner and a diversified global provider of health solutions in Mexico for over 60 years. Our broad portfolio takes patient needs and preferences into account and includes more than 290 products in 510 pharmaceutical forms in areas such as diabetes, oncology, vaccines, generics, cardio-thrombosis and non-prescription primary healthcare products. Proud of our ongoing commitment to broadening our offerings through partnerships, acquisitions and the development of new medicines, we are one of the pharmaceutical laboratories most invested in doing research and developing studies, including basic projects. We have a 7.3% market share in Mexico, 2,400 associates and a production volume of 160 million units per year. We are world leaders in the pharmaceutical industry - and number one in Europe - with a presence in 110 countries on five continents. We have more than 80 plants where some 105,000 associates research, develop and distribute therapeutic solutions that improve people's lives.