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Swing to Cure Diabetes Golf Outing to Feature U of M Football Celebs

May 7, 2013

The fifth annual Swing to Cure Diabetes Golf Outing to benefit the Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will take place Monday, May 20 at the U-M Golf Course.

Swing to Cure Diabetes was founded by former University of Michigan football player and Varnum attorney Rich Hewlett and his late wife, Chris. The couple began to raise money and awareness for juvenile diabetes after their son, Jeffrey, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of four. To date, over $225,000 has been raised by this annual golf outing. Proceeds from the outing go to the Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The outing includes 18 holes of golf, a boxed lunch on the course and dinner afterwards, a live silent auction, and photo opportunities with University of Michigan football celebrities, including current head coach Brady Hoke - who will speak at and golf in the event. Current and former Wolverines are also expected to participate.

There is a current clinical trial underway at UMCDC that could reduce the number of insulin shots a Type 1 diabetic is required to give themselves each day. The lead researcher on this trial, Dr. Massimo Pietropaolo is expected to be in attendance at the golf outing.

Hewlett is a trial attorney who lives and works in Southeast Michigan. He has extensive experience in construction law, business litigation and disputes,  contracts and sports law.

For more information about how to play, sponsor or register, visit www.swingtocure.org.

Varnum is the lead sponsor of this year's Swing to Cure Diabetes event.

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