For Immediate Release: February 26, 2014
Mainland Regional High School senior Casey Butrus and her teammates gathered poolside to present a $2,000 check to representatives of the AtlantiCare Foundation Wednesday, February 19, 2014.
The Lady Mustangs Swim Team held their second "Dive in 4 Diabetes" lap swim fundraiser last November at the high school. Butrus invited local businesses to support the team's efforts, and received support from the community and from other area high school swim teams.
The funds raised will benefit Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at AtlantiCare.
Butrus was drawn to diabetes as a cause because the disease has impacted people close to her throughout her life. Her grandfather suffered from diabetes, and the complications he experienced made an impression on her from an early age. "I just wanted him to be better," she says. The swim, which Butrus started in 2012, helps raise awareness for diabetes.
"It is AtlantiCare's vision to build healthy communities, and your efforts towards diabetes awareness contributes greatly to this goal," said Scott Janney, executive director, AtlantiCare Foundation. "We are thrilled to be the recipients of your team's generosity and are very excited about the awareness you raised through your swim."
From left to right are Tabitha Wernik, annual giving manager, AtlantiCare Foundation; Jennifer Dhong, Mainland Regional High School student; Brooke Ridgway, student; Scott Janney, executive director, AtlantiCare Foundation; Casey Butrus, student; Meaghan Kim, director of diabetes population health, AtlantiCare, and Daniella Vincent, student.
From left to right are Meaghan Kim, director of diabetes population health, AtlantiCare, Scott Janney, executive director, AtlantiCare Foundation, Tabitha Wernik, annual giving manager, AtlantiCare Foundation, Casey Butrus, student, and Lori and George Butrus, of Linwood.
Scott Janney, executive director, AtlantiCare Foundation, speaks with Mainland Regional High School senior Casey Butrus and her parents. Butrus and her teammates raised $2,000 through their second "Dive in 4 Diabetes" lap swim, held last November at Mainland Regional High School. The fundraiser will benefit Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at AtlantiCare.
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