Halliburton sponsors Walk to Cure Diabetes

Halliburton releases butterflies to symbolize hope for a cure for juvenile diabetes.

To symbolize the hope for a cure and a world free from juvenile diabetes, early last Sunday morning Halliburton employees, along with family and friends, gathered around the starting line of the Houston Gulf Coast Chapter Walk to Cure Diabetes to release 2,500 live Painted Lady butterflies. Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) was this year’s presenting sponsor for the walk. During the past six years, Halliburton has raised approximately $800,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, ultimately helping 16 million individuals who have been diagnosed with diabetes.

“Halliburton has many employees who have been personally touched by this disease, and we realize the impact diabetes has on families throughout the country,” said Dave Lesar, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Halliburton. “As one of the largest employers in Houston, it’s important for us to demonstrate our commitment not only to the community, but to our employees as well, through our ongoing support of organizations like the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.”

Joined by 15,000 other Houstonians for the three-mile walk at Greenspoint Mall, Halliburton employees also showed their commitment by wearing “I’m walking for… “signs.

Halliburton, founded in 1919, is the world’s largest provider of products and services to the petroleum and energy industries. The company serves its customers with a broad range of products and services through its Energy Services Group and Engineering and Construction Group business segments. The company’s Web site can be accessed at www.halliburton.com .