The NMD Foundation helps to enrich and improve the lives of people living with T1D by increasing awareness and raising the much needed funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s unrelenting treatment, prevention and research for T1D, while also supporting other T1D organizations, such as Riding On Insulin.
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Cocktail Evening - September 16, 2016
Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa
1 Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island
Attire: Cocktail Evening (Royal Blue encouraged)
5:30pm Registration, 6-7pm- Cocktail hour, butler passed hors d’oeuvres, butler passed Tito’s Signature drink, silent auction/”Night on the Town” raffle
7pm- Gourmet Food Stations/Golf Simulator Contest; Closest to the Pin on hole #7 from Pebble Beach. 1st place $1,000, 2nd place $500, 3rd place $250 Compliments of Mercedes-Benz of Hilton Head
7:20pm- Invocation, Opening remarks
7:45pm- TRIBUTE TO TIM MOSS-Bagpipes by Tony Burke
8pm- Live auction
8:45pm- Guest Speaker (TBD)
9:00pm- Raffle Drawing
9:15pm- Fund-A-Need- Riding on Insulin
9:45pm- Golf Simulator Contest concludes/ Scratch Card contest concluded
10:00pm- Silent Auction closes
11pm- Event concluded
Golf Tournament - September 17, 2016
Palmetto Dunes/Hilton Head Island
11:30am- Qualifying round/$10,000 Putting Contest
11:45am- Lunch provided by Firehouse Subs
12:15pm- Final Round of Putting Contest
12:45pm- TRIBUTE TO TIM MOSS, National Anthem/Shotgun Start
Registration includes: greens fees, cart fees, range fees, player gift bag (valued over $150), complimentary beer/soda/water/snacks, lunch & after tournament ceremony
Contests: Hole-In-One sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of HH, Longest & Most Accurate Drives, Closest to the Pin for $250 sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of HH, Closest to the Pin for a Specialized mountain bike sponsored by the Bike Doctor, 50/50 cash Closest to the Pin, Challenge the “Pro”, & more!
The weekend of June 1st, 2009 changed my life forever!
Saturday afternoon I was in the middle of a double header baseball game and after the first game I was not feeling well. I went home to lie on the couch, getting worse every hour. Sunday afternoon, Dad took me to the hospital where they diagnosed me with Strep Throat, sent me home with antibiotics and told me if I didn’t get better in the next 24 hours to come back.
That was at 5:00 in the afternoon.
Around 5:00 am on Monday, I awoke feeling extremely disorientated, dizzy and had great difficulty breathing. I walked down the stairs and into the living room and wasn’t exactly sure where I was or what was happening.
I WAS SCARED!
My mom and Dad heard me stumbling around the living room and my mom came out to find out why I was out of bed. I attempted to get back upstairs but collapsed on the stairs. My dad rushed me back to the hospital.
I DON’T REMEMBER ANY THIS!
I only know my story from my mom and dad telling me what happened over the next 72 hours. At the hospital they immediately took me into an examination room, quickly checked my blood sugar and found my blood glucose was over 700! They contacted MUSC and informed my dad an ambulance was coming because I was in DKA.
I WAS A DIABETIC!!
The hospital could not get control of my blood sugar and it continued spiking so MUSC cancelled the ambulance and sent a helicopter. I was life –starred to MUSC in a completely unresponsive diabetic coma. I spent 3 days in the ICU and another 3 days on a specialty floor where I had to learn everything there was about diabetes. My diet had to change, I had to prick my fingers 8-10 every day, learn to count carbs, and give myself insulin for everything I ate or drank. I had to learn a new way of life at age 9!
Six years later, I am doing very well! I am on the pump and active in sports; especially swimming , weight training and cycling.
T1D won’t stop me!!
Paul Castraberti hails from Massachusetts. He is a product of the Choate School and Yale University where he was a standout hockey player. He played professional hockey in Europe, in Cortina Italy, and also played for the national team.
He has spent the last 37 years in the restaurant business in Boston and more recently in Vero Beach Florida. He now resides in the Bluffton area with his wife of 27 years Marybeth and his daughter Sophia, a sophomore at College of Charleston and currently the new owner Big Jim’s Liquors.
Dana Bruce Fulmer is a fundraising professional that spent almost 8 years of her professional career at JDRF—the organization working to cure Type 1 Diabetes. As a fundraising consultant, Dana works with clients such as the Central Carolina Community Foundation, The Free Medical Clinic, and Allen University. She is passionate about training non-profits on fundraising best practices, and raising money for the causes she values. Dana has personally raised over $20,000 for diabetes research and during her time with JDRF assisted the organization in raising a total of over $7 million dollars. She has participated in four Ride to Cure Diabetes events, as well as volunteered for the NMD Foundation for the past four years. Dana lives in Columbia, South Carolina with her husband Scott, and their two-year-old daughter Lela. The couple is expecting their second daughter in June.
Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr.
Dr. Solomon Jackson Jr. grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and entered the ministry in 1978. Dr. Jackson is pastor and founder of Solomon’s Temple in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Jackson retired from the South Carolina Department of Revenue in 2000.
Dr. Jackson earned an associate degree from Midlands Technical College and has been awarded several honorary degrees. He serves on the Board of Trustees at Morris College and is acting chairman of the Board of Trustees at Central Christian University.
Dr. Jackson is founder of the “Solomon Jackson Jr. Foundation,” which is dedicated to supporting students in higher education. The Foundation awards scholarships annually to low income residents of the state of South Carolina who are graduates of public high schools or who obtained a high school equivalency diploma from the state.
Dr. Jackson is a philanthropist extraordinaire supporting educational institutions and several civic and non-profit organizations.
Dr. Bryce Nelson, MD,PhD
I have my roots firmly established in South Carolina. I am one of 3 pediatric endocrinologists, 3 Nurse Practitioners, 3 Nurses, 2 Dietician/Diabetes Educators, 1 social worker, and 2 Research Nurses who all work together to provide care for about 1100 children with diabetes in the Upstate. I was born and raised in the upstate of South Carolina, graduated from Riverside High School in Greenville, SC and went on to graduate from the University of South Carolina Honors College with a degree in Biology. I had aspirations to be a doctor since a small boy and was particularly interested in diabetes due to my uncle, Mitchell Dryman, having type 1 diabetes. During my college career, I worked with Dr. David Essig who introduced me to the wonders of a research. I was accepted to and graduated from the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC with a Doctorate of Medicine and Doctorate of Philosophy (MD/PhD). I attended Vanderbilt University for my Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship. I spent the last 17 years devoted to children who suffer from diabetes both by providing medical care and participating in diabetes research. My research interests have included studying mechanisms of insulin action, insulin resistance, and most recently focused on type 1 diabetes prevention. I am currently the Medical Director for the Greenville Hospital System Pediatric Diabetes Program, the Chair for the Greenville Hospital System Institutional Regulatory Board Committee responsible for overseeing pediatric research in addition to my clinical and research duties in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology. I am an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville Campus.