Nonprofit raises $10,000 for diabetes outreach

June 8, 2009 10:26:54 AM PDT
The non-profit group Climb4ACure has donated $10,000 to Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City to help fund diabetes programs for low-income patients, according to the Menlo Park-based organization.

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The group has also donated $5,000 to Ririe Hospital in Ely, Nev., for its newly established diabetes outreach program and another $5,000 to St. Joseph Hospital in Dickinson, N.D., to help provide diabetic supplies to underprivileged patients.

Climb4ACure was founded in 2007 by Bryan Neider. Neider was diagnosed with diabetes in 1995 and started climbing mountains when he learned that staying in good physical shape was one of the best ways to fight the illness.

He has attributed his success in managing his diabetes to exercise, seeing his doctor regularly and strictly following his doctor's orders on diet, and regularly monitoring his blood sugar levels, according to the organization.

He started Climb4ACure as a way to help improve access to diabetes treatment for low-income patients after learning that diabetes is one of the most expensive illnesses to treat.

His goal is to reach the top of the highest peak in every state while raising money to help underprivileged people manage their diabetes, according to the group.

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