Please join us for this special event designed to benefit the
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the University
of Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center (UMCDC). On May 20th,
we will host the 5th Annual Swing to Cure Diabetes Golf Outing
at the U of M Golf Course.
Swing to Cure Diabetes was founded by former University of Michigan football player and Varnum attorney
Rich Hewlett and his wife, Chris. The couple began raising money and awareness for juvenile diabetes research after their son, Jeffrey, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 14 years ago.
The annual golf outing is attended by many of Rich's Wolverine teammates and coaches, including U of M head coaches
Brady Hoke, Gary Moeller and Lloyd Carr.
Video: A Good Time for a Good Cause
The Fourth Annual "Swing to Cure" Golf Event, held May 21, 2012 at the University of Michigan Golf Course, raised over
$58,000 for diabetes research. Proceeds from the event benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center.
| A Few Words From Jeffrey...
|Ever since I was 4 years old, I have had diabetes. I donít remember what life was like without diabetes. I wake up every day and the first thing I do is poke my finger. Then after that, I take a shot to cover everything I have eaten. This is the routine I do before every meal, everyday. Even during school, I leave class 5 minutes early to test and give myself a shot before lunch. Diabetes has never slowed me down.
I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your help. I enjoy playing golf and am very excited about the Swing to Cure Diabetes golf outing. I hope to see you there!
Jeffrey and Coach Brady Hoke at the 2011 Swing to Cure Diabetes
Jeffrey, Bo and Joey at the 2005 JDRF Walk to Cure