Who We Support
We are proud to partner with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. JDRF was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with juvenile, or Type 1, diabetes, who were desperate to find a cure for the disease as quickly as possible. Type 1 diabetes is a disease that strikes children suddenly, makes them insulin dependent for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications.
Kids with Type 1 diabetes no longer produce insulin, but without it, they cannot survive. Therefore, they must take insulin either through several shots each day or through an insulin pump which is inserted by catheter into the child and worn 24 hours a day.
These kids must also have their blood sugar levels checked by pricking their fingers as many as ten times throughout every day and night in order to keep them at safe levels. The short term effects of a severe low blood sugar can be dangerous, and the long term complications from high blood sugars can include heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and amputations.
Giving back to the Town of Cohasset is super important to the mission of our Founder and Race Director, Bill Burnett.
The Cohasset Swim Center is a non profit community pool for residents of Cohasset and surrounding towns. It was 40 years ago this year that a group of local men and women banded together to create a place where all community members could learn to swim and have fun as a family during the summer months. Having a community swim center has been wonderful for the Town of Cohasset. Now, generations of children learn to swim at a safe and clean facility.