American Diabetes Wholesale announced that they have become one of the major sponsors for ‘Downhill For Diabetes’ charity event. The event, held at Pico Mountain Resort, in Killington, Vermont, will take place on February 26, 2012. Beginning at 8AM, the day-long event will include skiing and snowboarding with the focus of raising money for diabetes research.
With the same theme of a charity walk or run, the skiers and snowboarders participating in the event will seek donations from family, friends, and co-workers for their efforts. One hundred percent of the proceeds pulled in by the event will go directly towards researching a cure for diabetes.
“Our team is honored to support the ‘Downhill For Diabetes’ event. The effort that they are putting in to raise awareness about Type 1 diabetes is commendable and will benefit many,” says Chris Maguire, Vice-President and co-founder. Maguire goes on to say, “Not only does ‘Downhill For Diabetes’ bring attention to finding a cure for diabetes, but it also provides for a fun way to raise funds.”
This event is being hosted by Donations for Diabetes, a non-profit organization based in Vermont. Their 2012’s event will be the second ‘Downhill For Diabetes’ run and the goal is to eclipse 2011’s donation total of $8500.00.
“I want to thank American Diabetes Wholesale for their generous donation and wonderful support for our event. Every amount donated makes us that much closer to helping our daughter and all the other people who suffer from this disease. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” says Lynn Pratt, co-founder of Donation for Diabetes.
For more information about ‘Downhill For Diabetes’ or to make a donation, visit Donations for Diabetes
About American Diabetes Wholesale:
American Diabetes Wholesale (ADW) is a mail order company that is dedicated to keeping diabetes management affordable. ADW is focused on helping customers effectively manage their disease by providing one of the largest selections of diabetes-related products, including insulin pump supplies and glucose testing products at significant discounts. ADW takes a leading role in diabetes education through Destination Diabetes, an informational website featuring tips and advice from experienced healthcare professionals. ADW is involved in and supports the diabetes community and organizations that further diabetes education and research.
About Donations for Diabetes:
Lynn and Bradley Pratt started Donations for Diabetes after their six year old daughter, Ashley, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in October of 2010. “We started this non-profit organization to help spread awareness that a cure for diabetes is within reach. We hope to make a difference by raising funds to help support diabetes research and ultimately find a cure for this disease. This will allow our daughter, and all the others out there like her, to lead normal lives.” For more information on Donation for Diabetes visit donationfordiabetes.org.