Joslin Diabetes Center received a check for over $20,000 from Village Subaru of Acton. The funds were raised from Subaru of America’s 7th annual “Share the Love” event, where a set percentage of the sale or lease of a new Subaru in 2014 was donated to one of five charities or split amongst them all. Each year, Subaru of America selects four national charities but leaves the choice of the final ‘hometown charity’ up to the respective dealerships. Ron Santilli, President of Village Subaru Acton, is not only a supporter of Joslin, but also patient there; his personal connection and appreciation to the center led him to choose it as Subaru Acton’s ‘hometown charity.’
“I have a very personal connection to diabetes; myself and several other family members of mine are patients at Joslin Diabetes Center,” said Village Subaru President, Ron Santilli. “When the opportunity presented itself to give back to such a wonderful organization, one that has had such a positive impact on my life and on the lives of countless others with diabetes, I jumped at the chance.”
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.
(pictured from left to right) June Mattioli, Director of Corporate Relations and Special Events at Joslin Diabetes Center; Martha Andrews, Somerville resident and Development Officer, Community Programs at Joslin; Richard V. Price, Jr., CFRE, Vice President of Development at Joslin; Ron Santilli, President of Village Subaru Acton and a patient at Joslin; Joe Altavilla, District Sales Manager, Subaru of New England.