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Premier Fundraising Event Slated for Sept. 24 at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus

PARAMUS, N.J., July 7, 2018 – On Monday, Sept. 24, the Diabetes Foundation (DF) will host its 29th annual Golf Classic at the Ridgewood Country Club, 96 W. Midland Ave. in Paramus, N.J. This year’s event will honor DF Trustee Kenneth Geary Jr., vice-president of investments for Wells Fargo Advisors. All proceeds will support the organization’s ongoing programs and services, including medication assistance and camp sponsorships for youngsters living with diabetes.

Highlights of the day will include brunch, a cocktail reception, dinner, raffle baskets and a live auction moderated by former New York Giants offensive tackle Karl Nelson. Golfers can test their skill during a “beat the pro” challenge and closest to the pin contest. Hole-in-one prizes will be awarded on all par 3 holes. Player registration is $750 for an individual golfer and $3,000 for a corporate foursome.

“For almost three decades, the Diabetes Foundation’s Golf Classic has provided a forum to raise awareness about our work while raising valuable funds to assist individuals of all ages living with diabetes,” said Ginine Cilenti, DF executive director. “We look forward to a day of friendly competition and hope this year’s event will draw even more participants and support from generous sponsors.”

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Medical technology company BD (Becton Dickinson) already has signed onto the Golf Classic as an Event Sponsor. Additional corporate sponsors to-date include Inserra Supermarkets, M&T Bank and Brake Parts.  A wide range of sponsorships at various monetary levels are still available to corporations and individuals. All sponsorship packages feature numerous benefits, including complimentary game play and a host of marketing/brand-building opportunities.

“BD always has been committed to corporate social responsibility,” said Dr. Larry Hirsch, vice-president of Global Medical Affairs, BD Diabetes Care. “We are a long-time supporter of the Diabetes Foundation and are proud to be part of this signature fundraising event and support the remarkable programs that Diabetes Foundation brings to members of the community.”

To register for the DF’s 29th annual Golf Classic or to become an event sponsor, visit or call (201) 444-0337.


Photo Caption: Now in its 29th year, the Diabetes Foundation’s annual golf classic brings players and sponsors together to raise funds in support of the organization’s ongoing programs and services. This year’s event takes place on Sept. 24 at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus.

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About Diabetes Foundation

Diabetes Foundation is dedicated to supporting New Jersey residents living with diabetes by offering programs that provide medication assistance, one-on-one support and local resources. Since 1990, adults and children living with diabetes have utilized the Diabetes Foundation’s services to access costly medications, education programs and local resources to manage diabetes and adopt a healthy lifestyle. The Diabetes Foundation serves insured and uninsured women, men and children of all ages, with all types of diabetes, who live in New Jersey.

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