This Father’s Day Weekend you can make a difference in the lives of the 24 millions Americans suffering from diabetes. Help carry on a union tradition by supporting your communities D.a.d.’s Day event. Every dollar raised brings us a step closer to finding a cure for diabetes.
Dollars Against Diabetes is an annual campaign organized by the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO. With the help of State and Local Councils around the country, the D.a.d.’s Day campaign has been able to donate over $40 million dollars to the Diabetes Research Institute, located at the University of Miami in
Making Dreams Come True
- Through bucket collections, walkathons, motorcycle rallies, golf tournaments and more the Building and Construction Trades Community raised the funds necessary to build the Diabetes Research Institute.
- The Diabetes Research Institute was built 100% union and opened its doors in February of 1994. It is now recognized internationally as the most advanced research center of its kind.
- Diabetes is the only disease in America that continues to inflict and increasing number of people. Today, over 24 million Americans suffer from this life-threatening disease. Caused by the bodies inability to create or effectively use it’s own insulin, diabetes is a disease that requires constant management. Through insulin shots and diet modification, many people are able to control the disease. However if untreated, diabetes can lead to blindness, heart disease, kidney failure, amputations, coma and possible death. For more information about diabetes visit www.diabetesresearch.org.