Local craft beer community continues to raise awareness and raise money in support of JDRF
Cornwall, ONT., May 24, 2016: Cornwall’s Summer Beer Fest is proud to announce its initiative to support Crafting A Cure during the festivities set to be held on July 9th, 2016 at the NAV Centre. During the event, Crafting A Cure will host its own booth with kegs provided by Rurban Brewing and Muskoka Brewery and distribute samples to guests. All proceeds collected that day will go directly towards supporting JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
Crafting A Cure is an annual craft beer tasting fundraiser and sports themed auction. Created in 2013 by Jeff and Cherie Lalonde, this event has a distinct mission: create awareness of juvenile diabetes and to raise money in support of JDRF. This local couple know all about the effects of diabetes as their teenage children, Ashely and Evan, both have type one diabetes. So far, the event has raised over $45,000 for the cause with their initiatives and their beer tasting events that take place every fall.
“Jeff and Cherie have done a tremendous job with Crafting A Cure. Their advocacy and dedication is inspiring and we are very pleased to be able to support their initiative,” added Sebastien Manigat, organizer of the Summer Beer Fest.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has been a global leader in the search of an end to type 1 diabetes (T1D), through both research funding and advocacy. The organization also recognize that a part of their mission must be to help those living with T1D today to live healthier, easier, and safer lives until a cure is found. Jeff and Cherie Lalonde recognize this and have made a considerable effort in educating the community and advocating for JDRF. Crafting A Cure has grown since the first event and it hopes to raise even more when it comes back this fall: “Partnering with Summer Beer Fest is a great chance for us to get our message out and at the same time enjoy the growing local craft beer scene. We are excited about this opportunity and want to thank Rurban Brewing, Muskoka Brewery and of course everyone at Summer Beer Fest. It’s going to be a great time,” concluded Jeff Lalonde.
For more information about Crafting A Cure: https://www.facebook.com/craftingacure/?fref=ts
For more information about JDRF: http://www.jdrf.ca/who-we-are/mission-and-values/