Students from the Garden City High School Class of 2021 got together on Monday, August 10th at the Cherry Valley Club for a lovely day of tennis to support JDRF, The Juvelile Diabetes Research Fund. The mixer raised $1500 thanks to the attendees and their families.
The event was organized by Eric Tiedemann, a senior at GCHS, and Type 1 diabetic who was diagnosed at age 9, while a student at Stewart School. Eric created the JDRF team “Type NONE for the Class of ’21”, and has raised close to $50,000 in support of JDRF. Through various fundraisers over the years, such as “Fiddle for a Cure”, “Jingleball”, and the annual JDRF OneWalk, he has been able to create awareness to help find a cure for Type 1 (formerly known as Juvenile) Diabetes.
This event, as well as all the other events and financial contributions would not be possible without the tremendous support from his friends, their parents, and the community. The generosity of so many, and the emotional support from his peers has helped him cope with this relentless disease.
Thank you to all who participated in a fun afternoon, and who continue to support JDRF. If you would like to contribute please visit Eric’s Team Page, www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?fr_id=8178&pg=team&team_id=305733, or simply go to JDRF and select team, “Type NONE for to Class of ’21”. A special thanks to the Cherry Valley Club for providing the venue. The kids are hoping to have another tennis mixer soon.