Swing for a Cure team says thank you

To the editor:

The 17th annual Swing for a Cure golf outing was held on June 10 this year at the Fort Dodge Country Club. We had 36 teams that enjoyed the fun-filled day. The outpouring of generosity and support this event receives year after year is a wonderful tribute to this community’s members and businesses.

The event raises funds that are utilized in the outpatient Diabetes Center at Trinity Regional Medical Center. The invaluable education provided by this center gives those with diabetes the knowledge and skills necessary to lead a long and healthy life, reducing the risk for complications from diabetes.

Funds raised from the event also help to send children with diabetes to Camp Hertko Hollow in Boone, Iowa. This camp provides children the opportunity to learn various methods to control blood sugars while living with diabetes and emphasizes the importance of doing so. Camp Hertko Hollow provides an environment where children can build lifetime friendships they can learn and grow from.

The Outpatient Diabetes Center at Trinity Regional Medical Center would like to thank the sponsors, participants, organizers, and volunteers at this year’s event. We would like to recognize our additional Swing for a Cure committee members: Joe and Sally Kangley, Trinity Foundation, and Jamie Johll for their continued support and effort year after year.

It is with the support from those involved that we can continue to strengthen our programs and provide quality care for those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in our community. We look forward to seeing you next year, at the 2023 Swing for a Cure golf outing!

Trinity Diabetes Center Team

Dr. Michael Lee, Medical Director

Jessica Smith RN, BS, Supervisor

Kayli Stumpf MS, RD, LD, CDCES

Emma Bayus RD, LD

Amanda Pratt RN, CDCES

Julie Bass RN

Tami Fitzgerald-Davis RN

Sarah Wright, Secretary


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