Photo: Jay Herson, General Manager of Boston Athletic Club; June Mattioli, Director of Corporate Relations and Special Events at Joslin Diabetes
Center; Paul Fitzgerald, Boston Police Superintendent and event organizer; Rick Price, Vice President of Development at Joslin Diabetes Center; Martha Andrews, Somerville Resident & Development Officer of Community Programs at Joslin Diabetes Center; Steve Green, Chairman of the Board of the City of Boston Credit Union.
Boston Police Superintendent Paul Fitzgerald and The City of Boston
Credit Union presented Joslin Diabetes Center with a check from the Fifth Annual ‘Field of Dreams’ Wiffle Ball Tournament and Fundraiser. The event, which was held this year on May 10th at the Boston Athletic Club in South Boston, drew more than 500 people and raised $80,000 for Joslin Diabetes Center. Fitzgerald organized ‘The Field of Dreams’ Wiffle Ball Tournament and Fundraiser five years ago after his nine year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Since then, the event has raised a total of $280,000 toward finding a cure for diabetes, with this year’s amount raised being the highest. Somerville resident, Martha Andrews, pictured to the right of Rick Price of Joslin Diabetes Center, is the Development Officer of Community Programs at Joslin.
About Joslin Diabetes Center
Joslin Diabetes Center, based in Boston, Massachusetts, is committed to advancing diabetes research, clinical care, education and health and wellness programs on a global scale. Joslin is dedicated to ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives and offers real progress in preventing and curing diabetes. Joslin is an independent, nonprofit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and is recognized worldwide for driving innovative solutions in diabetes prevention, research, education, and care. Its mission is to prevent, treat and cure diabetes and the organization’s vision is a world free of diabetes and its complications. For more information, visit www.joslin.org.