FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Megan Cooper, Camp Hendon, Executive Director
LOUISVILLE, KY (NOVEMBER 20, 2019) – Camp Hendon, the Kentucky Diabetes Camp for Children, is pleased to announce it has received a $2,500 grant from the ARGI Gives Community Grant Program. These funds will support the purchase of low blood sugar treatment supplies for children with Type 1 Diabetes.
Camp Hendon is a medically supervised summer camp program that works directly with children ages 8 – 17 living with Type 1 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic, autoimmune disorder in which the pancreas fails to produce life-saving insulin to regulate blood glucose levels. Low blood glucose is a deadly condition that individuals with Type 1 Diabetes face every day, often multiple times a day. If left untreated, low blood sugar can lead to unconsciousness, seizure, and even death. To correct a low blood sugar, fast-acting carbohydrates or simple sugars must be consumed.
Financial support from the ARGI Gives Community Grant Program will allow Camp Hendon to purchase life-saving low blood glucose treatments, including glucose tablets, juice boxes, and more. This funding will also be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Novak Family Foundation.
“If you have a loved one with Type 1 Diabetes you know that having a juice box or pack of fruit snacks on hand during a dangerously low blood sugar can truly be the difference between life and death,” says Camp Hendon Executive Director Megan Cooper. “We could not be more thrilled or grateful to receive these funds from ARGI Gives to help us purchase low treatment supplies.”
ARGI Gives awards quarterly grants to nonprofit and charitable organizations through a competitive application and review process. “Health and Youth are two of our focuses for ARGI Gives,” says Emily Trujillo, PR and Communications Specialist at ARGI. “We’re honored to partner with Camp Hendon to provide these critical medical treatments to children in need.”
About Kentucky Diabetes Camp for Children, Inc. dba Camp Hendon
Camp Hendon is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, tax ID 27-3619275. Our mission is to give children with diabetes life-changing experiences, empowering each of them to take control of their unique journey. Family Camp will take place from May 9 – 10, 2020 at Aldersgate Camp in Ravenna, KY. 2020 summer sessions will take place June 28 – July 3 at Camp Loucon in Leitchfield, KY and from July 12-17 at Aldersgate Camp in Ravenna, KY. Children ages 8 to 17 with diabetes are welcome and financial aid is available. Visit us online for more information at www.CampHendon.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About ARGI Gives
Founded by ARGI Employees in 2015, ARGI Gives brings together the time, talents and resources of our company through a corporate giving program. Our mission focuses on improving the lives of other members of our local communities. ARGI Gives is overseen by a committee of a diverse team of ARGI employees with a common focus on positively impacting the community.
ARGI Gives is a corporate giving program, supported solely by ARGI employees. All operations and functions of this program are performed by ARGI employees who volunteer to serve on the Commitment Committee. Grants made through the ARGI Gives community grant program are completely unrelated to and do not influence ARGI's business decisions.
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