@@img1SAN FRANCISCO – HINT Essence Water, the maker of all natural great tasting essence waters without sugar, preservatives or anything artificial, has signed on as an official supporter of three of the nation’s major health initiatives: Autism, Diabetes and AIDS. As such, HINT will be the exclusive water sponsor of Cure Autism Now, American Diabetes Association and AIDS Walk Los Angeles, donating thousands of bottles of water to each of these organizations yearlong events including a number of upcoming walks such as AIDS Walk Los Angeles on October 15.

HINT, whose mantra is Drink Water, Not SugarT, is the brainchild of Kara Goldin, a San Francisco mother of four who was seeking a simply delicious, calorie-free beverage to give her family. She developed HINT in response to the countless sugar-laden juice and soda offerings aligning supermarket shelves and the eruption of new beverages competing on the basis of dubious function claims (gives you energy, calms you down, makes you smarter, protects you from disease.) When she couldn’t find what she was looking for, she created HINT.

“Water should be just that — clean and refreshing,” says Kara Goldin, CEO and Founder of HINT. “With so many diseases linked to poor nutrition, we felt compelled to create a water that would simply taste good, encouraging people to drink more of it and hopefully instilling healthier habits among both children and adults. HINT is proud to support Cure Autism Now, American Diabetes Association and AIDS Walk Los Angeles in the fight against these insidious diseases affecting millions of people around the world.”

About Cure Autism Now
Cure Autism Now (www.cureautismnow.org) is an organization of parents, clinicians and leading scientists committed to accelerating the pace of biomedical research in autism through raising money for research projects, education and outreach. Founded by parents of children with autism in 1995, the organization has grown from a kitchen-table effort to the largest provider of support for autism research and resources in the country. The organization’s primary focus is to fund essential research through a variety of programs designed to encourage innovative approaches toward identifying the causes, prevention, treatment and a cure for autism and related disorders. Since its founding, Cure Autism Now has committed over $31 million in research, the establishment and ongoing support of the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE), and numerous outreach and awareness activities aimed at families, physicians, governmental officials and the general public.

About American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org) is the nation’s leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds of communities. The mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To fulfill this mission, the American Diabetes Association funds research, publishes scientific findings, provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health professionals and the public. The Association is also actively involved in advocating for scientific research and for the rights of people with diabetes

About AIDS WALK Los Angeles
The money raised by AIDS Walk Los Angeles (www.aidswalk.net) benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles and other AIDS service organizations across Los Angeles County. AIDS Project Los Angeles, one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct services, prevention education and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. Founded by four friends in 1982, APLA is a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national and global reach.

HINT comes in eight extraordinary flavors including: Pomegranate-Tangerine, Peppermint, Pear, Raspberry-Lime, Lime, Tropical Punch, Apple and Cucumber. Now sold in specialty markets, grocery stores, fine spas, luxury hotels and on www.drinkhint.com, HINT has a suggested retail price of $1.69 for 15ml. A case of 24 bottles can be purchased online for $44.