Jay Cutler has a lot going for him. He is good looking, in shape weighing in at 233 pounds at 6 feet 3 inches tall, and makes oodles of money. Jay is the quarterback for the Chicago Bears who will be playing on Sunday, January 23, 2011 against the Green Bay Packers. The winner of this game will be going to the Superbowl.
This article is not about the Superbowl; however. It is about Jay Cutler who was diagnosed in 2008 with Type 1 diabetes after feeling tired and losing 35 pounds. Jay wears an insulin pump and monitors his blood sugar.
If his good looks and money were not enough Mr. Cutler, age 27, seems like a really nice guy. During the 2007 off season, Cutler started the Jay Cutler Foundation, which partnered with Mile High United Way’s Youth Success Initiative to help at-risk youth overcome obstacles and graduate from high school
Jay works with Dedicated to Diabetes, which is a Denver-based organization that aims to improve public knowledge about diabetes.
For the 2009 season, Cutler teamed up with Eli Lilly and Company (maker of medication) For every touchdown pass Cutler threw, Lilly sent a child to diabetes camp by donating $1,000 to the ADA’s “Camp Scholarship” fund—roughly the cost of providing tuition for one child to attend a week of diabetes camp. The ADA is the largest provider of diabetes camps in the world and is serving as the national champion for Touchdowns for Diabetes.
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