Dear Friends and Family,
I hope this update finds you and your families well. The George Polli Golf Outing for JDRF had another great year in 2016, delivering $190,000 to JDRF from our event and bringing our total donation to OVER $1.5 MILLION! Simply incredible; I can never thank all of you enough for your heartfelt generosity and support.
As some of you already know, we’ve had a few family challenges in early 2017. Every family seems to have their turn and this year looks to be ours. At the top of our list is my brother in law Rich Dubrul, who took a horrific fall in January. Miraculously, after 6 weeks in a coma, he is now awake and progressing the past few weeks. Rich still has a significant road ahead but we are all grateful he is alive and now awake.
Our family is the foundation of our event and Rich (who also serves as our Golf Outing Chairman), Marianne, and our entire family work tirelessly to prepare and deliver our event each year. I am sure everyone understands that this year, our priority needs to be supporting our family.
So what stays the same??
The George Polli Golf Outing for JDRF continues. We will return in 2018!
We are still asking for your support. Our George Polli Foundation continues to fundraise for JDRF. The reality is that Type 1 diabetes NEVER takes a day off and JDRF still needs our help to raise monies to fund further research toward the treatment and cure. JDRF is getting closer and closer to this cure and in the meantime, the progress on treatments has come an incredibly long way. As we are able to demonstrate each year, our son Christian and millions of others are benefiting from this progress every day!
As always, we also continue to honor my Dad, George Polli, and will make our JDRF donation from the George Polli Foundation in 2017 donation.
The biggest change is that we will not hold our golf event in 2017. But to be clear, we will return in in full force next year, targeting our usual late June time period.
From this year forward, we are adding a ‘Theme’ to our annual donation. For 2017, our theme is “Prayers for Rich”. Our 2017 donation to JDRF will be made with this sentiment, highlighting our prayerful hopes that Rich enjoys a full recovery.
We are still very hopeful that we are able to make a meaningful donation to JDRF again in 2017, even without a golf event. As I’ve shared with many of you each year in a joking manner, “It’s really not about the golf”.
My past comment has never been more true than this year.
As a possible helpful reminder, below please find our (past) sponsorship levels as well as what your support of JDRF means to those living with T1D. Together we’re creating a world where people will not have this burden any longer.
If you prefer to send a check, it can be made out to “George Polli Foundation, Inc.” and mailed to:
George Polli Foundation, Inc.
35 Cove Road
Northport, NY 11768
Thank you for your past and future support of our event and JDRF and of course, for your thoughts and “Prayers for Rich.”
I look forward to seeing each of you again soon!
George Polli Golf Outing Organizer
JDRF Long Island Board of Directors
Most Important - Christian’s Dad!!
Click here to make a donation!
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and because of generous donor and partner support, we have been able to direct over $2 billion toward research. JDRF is an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. JDRF collaborates with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our vision is to create a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter: @JDRF.