A longtime supporter of diabetes research, the MD5M specifically upholds organizations and entities that promote and conduct diabetes related research, treatment and education programs and projects.
"The activities and goals of Spring Point Project are consistent with that of the MD5M Diabetes Committee, so gaining support from the Lions Clubs is a natural fit," says William Bard, Chair of the MD5M Diabetes Committee. "We are excited for the establishment of the Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation and to be an advocate for Spring Point Project."
The Lions Clubs is an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 202 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world. Beginning in 1917, the association has provided millions of people with the opportunity to give something back to their communities. For more information about the Lions Clubs, visit http://www.lionsclubs.org.
The Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation, a not-for-profit worldwide network based in Washington, D.C., also has made a substantial contribution to Spring Point Project. It has donated more than $30 million toward the cure for diabetes research, including a $6.2 million grant to build the DRWF Islet Resource Facility.
The Ryan Companies U.S., a leading national commercial real estate firm led by third-generation family members, is another major donor to Spring Point Project. Pat and Ann Ryan and Jim and Colleen Ryan have contributed $3 million. Their donation included personal gifts and contributions through the company. In addition, the company built the facility in which Spring Point Project's research is conducted. For more information about the Ryan Companies, visit http://www.ryancompanies.com.
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