D.A.D.’s Day

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Want to make a difference in the lives of the 30 million Americans suffering from diabetes? Help carry on a union tradition by supporting your communities D.A.D.’s Day event. Every dollar raised brings us a step closer to finding a cure for diabetes.Dollars Against Diabetes is an annual campaign organized by North America’s Building Trades Unions, with the help of State and Local Councils around the country, the D.A.D.’s Day campaign has been able to donate over $57 million dollars to the Diabetes Research Institute, in Miami, Florida.


Making Dreams Come True

  • Through bucket collections, walkathons, motorcycle rallies, golf tournaments, and with bowling tournaments, poker runs, and more the Building Trades community raised the funds necessary to build the Diabetes Research Institute, and has continued to be the largest annual donor since then.
  • The Diabetes Research Institute was built 100% union and opened its doors in February 1994. It is now recognized internationally as the most advanced research center of its kind.

About Diabetes

  • Diabetes is the only disease in America that continues to inflict and increasing number of people. Today, over 30 million Americans suffer from this life-threatening disease. Caused by the bodies inability to create or effectively use its own insulin, diabetes is a disease that requires constant management. Through insulin shots and diet modification, many people are able to control the disease. However if untreated, diabetes can lead to blindness, heart disease, kidney failure, amputations, coma and possible death. For more information about diabetes visit www.diabetesresearch.org.

For more information or to contribute please contact:

North America’s Building Trades Unions
815 16th Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
Contact:  Rob Severn

All Contributions are Tax Deductible

Updates from the DRI

The Diabetes Research Institute leads the world in cure-focused research. The DRI is aggressively working to develop a biological cure by restoring natural insulin production and normalizing blood sugar levels without imposing other risks. Learn more about the DRI and their research with the following resources.