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Fish to Cure Diabetes.Org

Casting for Juvenile Diabetes Research



Tullahoma, TN 37388  - Fish to Cure Diabetes has assembled a group of dedicated bass anglers to raise funds for research and awareness of this destructive disease. Team members include, Dion Hibdon of MO, Clark Wendlandt of TX, Lee Bailey Jr. of CT, Randy Yarnall of PA, Bill Brendle of NC, Greg Fender of IL, founder of Fish to Cure Diabetes John Manis of TN. Fish to Cure Diabetes is a non-profit charity who will direct proceeds to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. All contributions made are tax deductible.

Our team of anglers will be traveling the country raising awareness through education on such national fishing circuits as the “FLW Tour”, “BASS Master Top 150 Tour”, “EverStart Series”, “BASS Open Trail” and more.

 The Center for Disease Control states that 13.3 million (6.3%) of the people in the US alone, now suffer from diabetes and another 5.2 million still go undiagnosed. This is an alarming trend as the number has more then doubled since 1980. There is an estimated 1.2 million Americans over the age of 20 diagnosed each year. Diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death in this country. Through research and education our goal is to help find a cure. Our goal can and will be achieved through corporate sponsorship, business and personal donations. Total direct and indirect cost of this disease in 2002 was a staggering $132 billion dollars.

 Fish to Cure Diabetes mission is constant: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. With dramatic progress in research and your help, a cure may now be within our reach. If you would like to learn more about Fish to Cure Diabetes or get further involved, visit their website at