World Diabetes Day Crayola Crayons

This is the World Diabetes day box of crayons. These crayons were introduced in 2007 to tie in with the world diabetes day November 14, 2007. This year was the first year the United Nations observed Diabetes Day and adopted a resolution to observe it every year thereafter. The poster for the campaign used the image on the box below for the posters and such. This box contains information on the back describing the symptoms of diabetes in children.

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World Diabetes day was established by International Diabetes Federation and WHO in 1991 with the aim of coordinating diabetes advocacy worldwide. (From the World Diabetes Day Website). This box also promotes the Life For A Child website and says for "every box of crayons distributed, at least one dollar is given to support children with diabetes in developing countries".

The back of the box says the warning signs for diabetes are:
  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive thirst
  • Increased hunger
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Lack of interest and concentration
  • Blurred vision
  • Vomiting and stomach pain (often mistaken as the flu)
The box also says in large lettering on the back that "No child should die of diabetes". What a great box for Crayola to make for this day.

Color Information
Boxes: Crayola world diabetes day, 1 Day of life
What's inside the box: red, orange, yellow, green, sky blue, violet (purple), black, brown
Purchase Information: from fellow collector
Where to buy:  eBay

Collecting Information
Other boxes: None known
Year: 2007
Style Numbers: none
Code Numbers: none
UPC Numbers: none
Where to buy:  eBay
Manufacturing Location: Mexico

1 comment:

  1. Sky Blue has a Jumbo Crayon version, didn't know that.