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Golf ‘Fore’ a Cure

FARMINGTON – Lukas Mahurin’s Second Annual Golf ‘Fore’ a Cure Golf Tournament will benefit two charities this year.

Lukas, a Farmington first grader with Type 1 Diabetes, and his family will host the tournament Sept. 15 at Crown Pointe Golf Club in Farmington. All proceeds will go to Warren Retrievers Guardian Angel Service Dogs/Diabetic Alert Dogs and the Metro St. Louis/Greater Missouri Chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to find a cure.

The shotgun start for the four-person scramble will be at 1 p.m. Cost is $300 a team. Entry fee includes lunch, 18 holes, cart, water, soda, beer, gift bags, attendance prizes and dinner.

There will be putting contest; flight prizes; skins; mulligans; longest drive; closest to pin; hole-in-one; and a silent auction.

Those who don’t golf can still support the fundraiser and meet Lukas’ dog, Bullitt, by coming out for the lunch, dinner and/or silent auction.

Hole sponsors for $100 and other donations are needed.

Through fund-raising of their own, Lukas, 6, and his parents, Jerrod and Laura, were recently able to get a Diabetic Alert Dog named Bullitt through Warren Retrievers. Lukas was able to start first grade alongside the dog, with his parents knowing the dog would keep him safe by alerting those around him when Lukas’ blood sugar drops or spikes.

Diabetic Alert Dogs are trained to recognize and alert to the scent of low and high blood sugars in diabetics. Dogs can help diabetics have more independence and give a sense of security for them and their family.

The Mahurin family is raising money for JDRF because JDRF efforts have helped to significantly advance the care of people with this disease and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of Type 1 Diabetes. It will continue until the disease in conquered. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education.

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