This golf outing began in 2006 with the thought that there aren't many outings where golfers can come to play "real golf" at a great course and raise money for a great cause ... therein began the "Tee Up Fore the Cure".
Diabetes research is a cause close to the heart of the Leef family and ITU. ITU's second generation leader, George L. Leef, was diagnosed with type I diabetes in 1929, shortly after the discovery of insulin. George was a type I diabetic for almost 80 years, and was able to avoid some of the most serious complications of the disease. George did that with insulin, good diet management and exercise, but still needed the aid of 175,000 blood checks and shots. Despite the diligence of his wife Ruth, his mother, father and grandmother, diabetes did take a severe toll on his life. They all lived with the constant fear of insulin shocks and George suffered in great pain from neuropathy for many years. Sadly, George passed away in early 2007.
During his lifetime he generously gave to diabetes research. He was a kind and devoted family man who gave so much to all those who had the privilege of knowing him.
This outing is held in memory of George. Together we can give financial aid to those organizations that work tirelessly to find a cure for diabetes. We believe that the cure will be found in our lifetime and the millions of diabetics around the world can stop suffering. The cure comes from research…research comes from funding.
Proceeds from Tee Up Fore the Cure benefits JDRF and the Max McGee National Research Center for Juvenile Diabetes at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
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