16th annual Swing for a Cure is coming up

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From left to right: Courtney Wubban, Joe Kangley and Jake Crimmins, pose for a picture during a past Swing for a Cure event at the Fort Dodge Country Club.

Mark your calendars for the 16th annual Swing for a Cure golf outing. This year’s event is scheduled for June 4 at the Fort Dodge Country Club. The day will kick off with lunch beginning at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at noon for a 4-person best-shot, flighted tournament. Golfer registration includes 18 holes of golf, cart, and two meals for $100 per person. Golfer prizes include 16 flag events with $150 golfer awards each, $500 par three bonus, $10,000 hole-in-one, and wonderful flight prizes.

Raffle tickets are also available for $5 each or 5 for $20. Raffle prizes include a $300 Visa gift card, Yeti cooler, grill supplies including $200 in meat from Sawyer’s Meats of Iowa, Apple Watch, iPad. Raffle winners do not need to be present at the event to win. If you would like to purchase raffle tickets, register to golf, are interested in becoming a sponsor or volunteer, or would like more information, please contact the Trinity Diabetes Center at (515) 574-6350.

Thank you to our sponsors for helping to make this year’s event a success:

• Title Sponsor: Humboldt Mutual Insurance Association

• Raffle Sponsor: UnityPoint Clinic Nephrology ­– Dr. Michael Lee and Iowa Heart Center

• Lunch Sponsor: Hy-Vee Grocery

• Golf Ball Sponsor: Citizens Community Credit Union

• Water Sponsor: Blue Ribbon Pelham Waters

• T-shirt Sponsor: Harris Directional Boring, Inc & Torgerson Excavating

• Scorecard Sponsors: Fort Dodge Ford and Next Edge Performance

• $10,000 Hole-in-One Sponsor: Kingsgate Insurance

• $500 Par 3 Bonus Sponsor: Nielsen Financial Management, Inc.

• Cart Sign Sponsor: Next Edge Performance

• Drink Ticket Sponsor: Baker Electric of Fort Dodge, LLC

• Golf Towel Sponsor: UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center

$250 Contest Sponsors:

• Ziegler CAT, Fort Dodge

• Beebe Plumbing and Heating Inc.

• Kemna Auto of Fort Dodge

• Ameriprise Financial Services

• Cornwell, Frideres, Maher & Associates

• Executive Functions Management

• First State Bank

• McElroy Concrete, LLC

• Hy-Capacity

• Siouxland Scale Service, Inc. — Farnhamville

• Josephson Manufacturing Company

• Kallin-Johnson Monument Company

• Nick Hildreth Memorial Clinic

• Faiferlick Martial Arts

• Coldwell Banker Associated Realtors

• Reekers Heating & Cooling

The outpouring of generosity and support Swing for a Cure receives year after year is a wonderful testament to our community’s members and businesses. Because of this generous support, this event has raised more than $185,000 over the past 15 years for the Trinity Diabetes Center. All proceeds from Swing for a Cure stay in our community, directly impacting the care of community members with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. This is vital, as diabetes is one of the top healthcare needs for the Fort Dodge region. The proceeds raised in previous years have been used for various efforts including:

• Sending children with Type 1 diabetes to Camp Hertko Hollow. Camp Hertko Hollow specializes in diabetes care and education for children living with diabetes. Children and their families are given the unique opportunity to enjoy time with peers who share many of the same day-to-day challenges that come with having diabetes.

• Providing innovative pre-diabetes programming. The best method to control diabetes is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. Trinity Diabetes Center is continuing to offer research-based pre-diabetes education. This year-long, group-based, intensive program provides those with pre-diabetes the knowledge and skills to delay or prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes. Research shows that by losing just 5-7% of starting body weight, an individual can reduce their risk of developing diabetes by 58%.

• Hosting an annual Diabetes Fair. The informational fair is held each spring and features various guests discussing the prevention and treatment of diabetes. This year we had a panel of providers available to answer questions about diabetes including: Dr. Michael Lee, Dr. Adam Swisher, and Alex Doyle, ARNP.

• Purchasing professional continuous glucose monitoring systems, hands on educational materials, and ongoing staff training that ensures the Trinity Diabetes Center stays current with the latest technologies that allow for the best care and patient outcomes.

Diabetes ranks as the seventh leading cause of death nationwide with 1 in 3 people being diagnosed in their lifetime. When diabetes goes undiagnosed or uncontrolled, serious health complications can occur. Early diagnosis and education are key components to living a long and healthy life with diabetes.

Please consider joining us on Friday, June 4 for some fun and sunshine as we Swing for a Cure.

Amanda Pratt is a registered nurse, diabetes educator and wellness coach in the UnityPpint Health — Trinity Diabetes Center


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