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Summer Beer Fest Renews Partnership with Crafting A Cure

Crafting A Cure at Summer Beer Fest 2016

Local craft beer community continues to raise awareness and raise money in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund

Cornwall, ON—For the third year, SUMMER BEER FEST is supporting an initiative to help Crafting A Cure during the festivities held on June 24th, 2017 at Lamoureux Park.

“Crafting A Cure is thrilled to be involved with SUMMER BEER FEST again this year,” said Jeff Lalonde, co-founder of Crafting A Cure. “Last year was a great success and we consider ourselves fortunate to continue this partnership.”

Crafting A Cure is a craft beer tasting fundraiser and sports themed auction. Created in 2013 by Jeff and Cherie Lalonde, parents to two teenagers with Type 1 diabetes, Crafting A Cure creates awareness of juvenile diabetes and raises money in support of JDRF. Last year alone Crafting A Cure raised over $25,000.

“I’ve gotten to know Jeff and Cherie personally these past few years. Their dedication and passion for this cause is heartfelt. We’re proud and honoured to be able to support this initiative once again. Last year’s partnership raised $1,250 and we hope to raise even more this year,” said Sebastien “Mani” Manigat, Organizer of SUMMER BEER FEST

For SUMMER BEER FEST, Crafting A Cure will host its own booth and serve samples of beer provided by local breweries. All proceeds collected will go directly towards supporting JDRF.

Donations for Crafting A Cure are always welcome and there are a number of ways to support this initiative. You can become a sponsor of the event or volunteer. For more information, you can find them on Facebook, Twitter, or email them at jeffncher@cogeco.ca.

ABOUT SUMMER BEER FEST

The Summer Beer Fest is an interactive craft beer tasting event the celebrates the best of Cornwall and area. It is organized by the Seaway Food Festival. The award-winning event offers the opportunity to sample some of the finest beers in the region and the most delicious food from local restaurateurs. In addition, the fest showcases a new market zone with locally made products, craft distilleries, wineries, education sessions.

ABOUT CRAFTING A CURE

The Junior Diabetes Research Fund has been a global leader in the search of an end to Type 1 diabetes (T1D), through research funding and advocacy. Part of the organization’s mission is to help those living with T1D today to live healthier, easier, and safer lives until a cure is found. Jeff and Cherie Lalonde continue to invest a considerable effort in educating the community and advocating for JDRF. Since 2013, Crafting A Cure has grown and the goal is to surpass their fundraising targets again this year.

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