Saturday, May 20, 2017
RiverScape MetroPark Pavilion
Event Photos by Horace Dozier Sr.
8th Annual Big Brews & Blues
Diabetes Dayton, your local diabetes association, serving the Dayton Area for over 50 years, will host its seventh annual Big Brews and Blues fundraiser on Saturday evening, May 20th at RiverScape MetroPark Pavilion from 5PM to 9:30PM. Serving stops at 9:00PM. VIP hour starts at 4PM. A culmination to American Craft Beer Week, the evening includes live blues music, local cuisine and an upscale beer tasting of 60 all draught, all craft beers including a great selection from local microbreweries in the Miami Valley. Big Brews and Blues tasting tickets include 15 four oz. samples of craft beer, and a commemorative glass. Pre-Sale Tickets are $35 and can be found at ticket outlets throughout the Miami Valley or purchased online. Tickets at the door will be priced at $40. General admission tickets will be priced at $20. VIP ticketS will be $50 which gets you into the event an hour earlier and 20 four oz. samples of craft beer. You must be 21 or over to attend this event. For further support of our agency we will have a silent auction, sale glassware and have pints for sale at the event. 100% of the event’s proceeds will benefit Diabetes Dayton’s programs and services, such as camp for kids with diabetes, supplies for the uninsured and free AADE accredited diabetes education classes. In addition to the event website and facebook, you can call the office at 937-220-6611 for more information. allowed. Plenty of seats should be available. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? During office hours, you can call us at (937) 220-6611 or visit our site www.bigbrewsandblues.com and fill out the contact form.
For children living with Type 1 diabetes
Since 1963, Diabetes Dayton has been offering summer camp for children. Its goal was and is to offer children living with juvenile or Type 1 diabetes an opportunity to enjoy a fun outdoor experience with other children like themselves in a safe, medically supervised setting.
Today, Diabetes Dayton partners with Dayton Children's Medical Center to bring together an exceptional team of doctors, nurses and registered dieticians who, in addition to our terrific counselors, provide quality care 24-7 for our campers. Not only does staff receive special training and undergo background checks, but almost all of our counselors are young adults who attended camp themselves as children, so they understand what it’s like growing up with this disease as well as the value of camp. Most even take a week’s vacation to come out and work with the children. Campers endure 6-8 fingers sticks a day, along their required dosing of insulin shots, but the emphasis is on making friends, having fun and becoming more confident.
This camp is funded by a grant from the Dayton Foundation’s Harmony Camp Fund and through agency fundraising. Many people mistakenly believe that since it is a camp for children with juvenile diabetes, that it is funded by the JDRF or Juvenile Research Foundation, which is not the case. The two agencies are not affiliated in any way. While the JDRF is an important agency in its own right, it is an International agency with the mission of raising funds for research to find a cure, so their funds are sent to a corporate office.
Diabetes Dayton is an independent, local diabetes association which means 100% of the monies raised stay here locally to support programs like our 50 year old camp. For more Information: DiabetesDayton.org
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