Miami Heat teammates help Ray Allen raise money for diabetes charity

Source: Lebron James Instagram
Source: Lebron James Instagram

The Miami Heat’s LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined teammate Ray Allen for his annual Ray Allen Golf Classic to help benefit the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation and JDRF. The event took place at the La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach on January 27.

Ray Allen and his wife, Shannon, joined forces with a family, Andrea and Javier Holtz,  in south Florida  after their son ,Walker Allen, 6, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 17 months old just as  Andrew Holtz, 19, was diagnosed just after his 7th birthday. As a result, the two families are committed to making this event extra special in hopes of finding a cure for all children living with diabetes.

“My family and I are excited to be co-chairing this special event with the Holtz family to support the important work of JDRF and DRIF,” said Allen. “People with type 1 diabetes, including my son, must carefully manage their blood-glucose levels throughout each and every day, balancing insulin doses with daily activities. Managing this disease is a full-time role that affects the entire family. By supporting critical research, our goal is for all people to know a world without type 1 diabetes.”

Each year the two families host a golf tournament and the Ray of Hope Luncheon, both with the goal of raising funds to eliminate those insulin shots by supporting cure-focused diabetes research for their children and others.

Click the link to check out the fellas as they show off their skills on the golf course.

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