2012 ACP Golf Outing Honors the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
More than 230 members of the Association of Contracting Plumbers of the City of New York, Inc. (ACP) and their guests participated in its Annual Charity Outing, which was held on May 7, 2012 at the Old Westbury Golf and Country Club in Old Westbury, Long Island.
In 2004 the ACP decided to use its “Plumbing Industry Day” for a more important purpose. In addition to coming together, getting some fresh air and enjoying each other’s company, the ACP chose to use the Outing as a fundraiser for a deserving charity. The ACP chose the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) as it’s 2012 charity.
The ACP is happy to report that $102,250 was donated to the JDRF and that, in the nine years since it began the charity donation, over $517,700 has been raised for various charities.
JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.
Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research. Past JDRF efforts have helped to significantly advance the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education.