Diabetes is an epidemic occurrence across our nation, as well as the world. Research shows staggering statistics, one of which calculates that one of three newborns will develop diabetes sometime within his or her life. Raising social awareness and funds to support the care for diabetes, as well as continue research for a cure, are the committed Children’s Diabetes Foundation and BarbaraDavisCenter. Mary Holt of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation found time to pass along information about two grand events that are “Tied to a Cure”:
The 2014 Tied to a Cure” golf tournament, benefitting the Children’s Diabetes Foundation, will be held on Monday, July 14, 2014, at the acclaimed Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colorado. Proceeds from the tournament support research at the BarbaraDavisCenter for Diabetes where more than 6,000 children and adults receive state-of-the-art care for diabetes.
Last year, the tournament raised over $169,000 and is targeted to raise nearly $172,000 in 2014. Co-chairs Michael McDonald, Dan Fuller and Todd Schieck, whose families have been personally affected by diabetes, are committed to raise funds to fight diabetes. Co-chair Todd Schieck says, “The diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes for any family can be daunting – physically, emotionally and financially. However, the unparalleled support and care our family receives through the BarbaraDavisCenter has made our lives less stressful and the management of this disease much more surmountable. We are honored to be a part of this fundraiser and to be able to give a little something back to the BDC which has provided us with so much.”
July 14 is assured to be a fun day of golf at Colorado Golf Club. In addition to the opportunity to play the home course of the 2013 Solheim Cup, each golfer will be given the chance to participate in long drive and hole-in-one contests. The tournament will be played in three flights with the winners in each flight determined by net scores.
Tournament participants can also bid on unique silent auction items and experiences that have been donated by generous Foundation supporters. To date, items include a two-night stay at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, two tickets to Cirque du Soleil “O” and an hour flight for three in a Bonanza aircraft.
In addition to the tournament on July 14 at Colorado Golf Club, a second “Tied to a Cure” tournament will be held on November 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A private charter jet will take 100 golfers to Las Vegas to play at Shadow Creek Golf Course, a legendary course in the Nevada desert designed by renowned architect Tom Fazio. Following the tournament, participants will enjoy an evening out in Las Vegas before flying back to Denver the following morning.
For more information about the “Tied to a Cure” golf tournaments, please go to www.childrensdiabetesfoundation.org