On behalf of my family, we thank you for your loyal support and participation in the 2013 Swing to Cure Diabetes Golf Outing. Each of you played an important part in making this year's golf outing another successful event.
With everyone's help and generosity we raised over $65,000 to jointly benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ("JDRF") and the University of Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center ("UMCDC"). Combined with our other outings, you have helped raise over $285,000 in the effort to fund a cure to juvenile diabetes.
Your contribution to the Outing financially supports many research projects in Michigan and throughout the world. As I described at the Outing, with funding from JDRF, the UMCDC is engaged in exciting clinical trials, including one involving my son, Jeff. Thank you again for your support. Your involvement and generous contributions give hope to those young people who fight this disease every day. They truly appreciate your efforts.
To watch the
video highlights and view
photos of the 2013 event.
We hope that you will join us again next year. We are tentatively scheduled to host next year's outing on Monday, May 19, 2014, at the University of Michigan Golf Course.
Rich, Jeff, and Joey Hewlett
Hosts of 2013 Swing to Cure Diabetes
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