Hollywood, FL (January 24, 2013) – Kevin McGurgan, who is the British Consul-General in Miami and a father of a child with type 1 diabetes, completed his mission to run 12 races in 2012 and raised more $5,000 for the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI). With a reason to believe that the DRI will find a cure for his son and the millions of people living with diabetes, he decided this project would be a great way to raise funds and awareness.
Now in third grade, McGurgan’s son, Michael, 8, was diagnosed at age 2. Occasionally, he has posed some heart-wrenching questions, “When will diabetes go away? When will they find a cure?”
McGurgan decided he wasn’t going to wait around for those answers. He aimed to help find a cure even faster by becoming a Diabetes Diplomat, and creating his own fundraiser for the DRI. It’s the first time a foreign diplomat has become a Diabetes Diplomat!
How are you aiming for the cure? “Don’t do nothing!” as DRI Foundation Vice President Tom Karlya always says. Not sure how to get started? Contact us now.