Earlier this month, the Kovler Diabetes Center was a sponsor of the American Diabetes Association’s 8th Annual “Care to Cure: A Sunday Brunch” at the United Club in Solider Field. More than 300 guests were hosted by special guests Ryan Baker, Sports Director at CBS2, and Roberto Garza of the Chicago Bears. Garza, whose grandfather has diabetes with significant complications, shared his personal connection to diabetes and how as a community we could work together to STOP diabetes.
Another special guest was the 2012 Local ADA Youth Ambassador, Annie Myers. Diagnosed at the age of 7, she is the “face” of our fight against diabetes! During her speech, she made it clear that diabetes isn’t going to stop her and that it’s “not a death sentence.”
The silent auction brought in $25,000 and included a Firefighter helmet of a unit from September 11th and Brett Michaels concert tickets with VIP access. Guests also raised another $26,000 in special funds for the ADA’s camp program, which will help send 30 kids to camp this summer!
The University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center is proud to be a part of events like “Care to Cure,” raising critical funds in the fight against diabetes and helping to give children living with diabetes the opportunity to attend the ADA’s camps.
Peggy Hasenauer, MS, RN
The University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center
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