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Golfers Invited To Paramus Outing To Help Raise Money To Fight Diabetes

Karl Nelson, former offensive tackle for the New York Giants, will be master of ceremonies for the Diabetes Foundation's 27th annual Golf Classic.
Karl Nelson, former offensive tackle for the New York Giants, will be master of ceremonies for the Diabetes Foundation's 27th annual Golf Classic. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Diabetes Foundation

PARAMUS, N.J. -- There's still room for foursomes to join a golf outing in Paramus that helps people in New Jersey who have diabetes but can't pay for treatment.

The Diabetes Foundation Inc.'s 27th annual Golf Classic is Sept. 26 at the Ridgewood Country Club.

The club boasts a picturesque course with 27 holes and clubhouse, both on the National Register of Historic Places.

The night's entertainment will be comedian Phil Porter and former New York Giants offensive tackle Karl Nelson will emcee. Highlights include drinks, dinner, raffles and auctions.

The Diabetes Foundation serves New Jersey residents with diabetes who are of low-income, under-insured and uninsured.

If you live in New Jersey, you do not need to live near the Paramus office to receive assistance, said Community Relations Coordinator Lori Wilson.

She emphasized that all state residents, "regardless of their age, county or town of residence" are eligible.

Programs include eight weeks of free diabetes medications, (insulin) and medical testing supplies via home or office delivery.

"During the eight weeks, DFI helps patients find permanent sources of affordable medication and supplies, via our community partnerships," Wilson said.

The foundation provides ongoing patient support services and financial assistance resources via telephone for as long as patients need help

Services include free educational workshops, dietitians, certified diabetes educators, "teachable" meals and medical staff who monitor glucose and blood pressure of participants.

Also, there are scholarships to camps for children with Type-1 Diabetes, including Camp Nejeda in Stillwater.

For additional information, call (201) 444-0337 or e-mail info@diabetesfoundationinc.org

Click here to sign up for the golf outing.

For more details on the Diabetes Foundation, click here.

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