Raising Money to Cure Type 1 Diabetes with Arrowhead
8-year-old Sammy Pogue was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 2006. His father, Rick Pogue, who was then the Arrowhead Building Supply Sales Manager, was introduced to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) by a roofing contractor client whose daughter was also T1D. The JDRF made it possible to make significant improvements in how Sammy managed his disease. Their help inspired Rick to start an Arrowhead fundraising golf tournament in 2007.
This April 2018 is Arrowhead Building Supply’s 11th annual Charity Golf Tournament benefitting JDRF. Between the annual fundraising golf tournament and a couple of trivia nights, they have donated over $300,000 to JDRF, including over $20,700, from the 2017 golf tournament. Arrowhead’s 2018 goal for JDRF donations is $25,000. including upcoming golf tournaments and encouraging clients and associates to give all year long via the JDRF website.
Let’s Turn Type One Into Type None
Insulin is not a cure for diabetes, just a way to manage it. Since 1970, JDRF works to change the reality of the disease of T1D – and prevent it from happening to future generations – by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new therapies, ensuring new therapies come to the market and connecting and engaging the T1D community.
“JDRF absolutely improved the quality of my son’s T1D,” said Rick Pogue. “Through their network of doctors and research scientists, Sam had access to information and insulin-delivery technology that we’d never have known about without JDRF. And they instill hope because JDRF is positive they will discover exactly why some pancreases have problems. As soon as they know that, JDRF will be part of the cure for T1D. And Arrowhead wants to contribute to the resources that makes the cure possible.”
You can help turn Type One into Type None when you become involved with JDRF. You can also contact your nearest Arrowhead Building Supply to learn more about being part of Arrowhead fundraising events.