Tee Up Raises $230,000 for T1D Research
Caption: Sponsors and friends of Tee Up gather to celebrate the achievement of $230,000 raised at this year’s event and present the checks to JDRF and Children’s Wisconsin.
On November 17, checks were presented to representatives from JDRF and the Max McGee Center at Children’s Wisconsin for the money raised at the 2022 Tee Up Fore the Cure event. The total given was a record-breaking $230,000 to support T1D research!
Tee Up Fore the Cure also achieved a milestone of raising over $1 million for T1D research since the event was started in 2006.
Funds will be used at the McGee Center to purchase an upgraded Keyence Microscope and a new ultracold freezer. Funds for JDRF will go to the New England Center of Excellence where three research projects are underway with the focus on curing T1D.
About Tee Up Fore the Cure
Diabetes research is a cause close to the heart of the Leef family and ITU AbsorbTech. George L. Leef, ITU AbsorbTech’s second-generation president, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1929, shortly after the discovery of insulin. With the help of exercise and diet management, George lived a full life with the aid of hundreds of thousands of blood checks and shots. He suffered from diabetic neuropathy for years before passing away in 2007.
During his lifetime he generously gave to diabetes research. He was a kind and devoted family man who gave so much to all those who had the privilege of knowing him. In honor of George’s love of the game, the first Tee Up Fore the Cure was played in 2006.