Born out of a desire to advance type 1 diabetes awareness, education and research, The Michelle McGann Fund encourages and supports organizations with similar missions to promote improved type 1 diabetic health. Through the judicious use of donations and efficient awarding of funds, it also promotes improved type 1 diabetes management.
The Fund helps individuals with grants for medication, diabetic equipment, support programs and more. In addition, The Michelle McGann Fund works with healthcare organizations and hospitals, nutrition programs, individuals needing financial assistance, lifestyle modification programs, human service agencies, and others across the country to facilitate proper treatment of the disease and offer resources for overcoming juvenile diabetes. We’re committed to providing organizations with assistance to further innovative juvenile diabetes awareness, education and support options.
The goal of the Michelle McGann Fund is to promote awareness of optimal type 1 diabetes treatments and effective disease management so that today’s children become tomorrow’s type 1 diabetes success stories.
“When the Michelle McGann Fund started donating to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital specifically for the diabetes program, that changed dramatically how we were able to help patients with Type 1 diabetes. Initially, our resources were limited, but now that we have extra staff on board, we are able to provide many more services to our patients.
Miladys M. Palau-Collazo, MD, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
“We have all heard the saying about someone who not only ‘talks the talk,’ but ‘walks the walk.’ Michelle McGann is someone who walked the fairways around the world, using her platform as a professional golfer to advocate diabetes research and awareness, and to support those living with the disease on a daily basis. She does a great job with her own Foundation in raising funds and awareness for Type 1 diabetes – and we are thrilled to partner with Michelle on our new ‘Diabetes Clinic’ at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.”
Barbara Nicklaus, Founder and Chairman, Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation
Played annually in South Florida, The Michelle McGann Golf Classic benefits The Michelle McGann Fund whose mission is to support kids and families affected by type 1 diabetes, so they may live their dreams like Michelle!
“It is both a privilege and an honor to be able to generate much needed support to assist children and their families who live day-to-day fighting type 1 diabetes.”