Nov 14, 201101:51 PMThe Telegraph
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The Waylon Fund
November is American Diabetes Month, and the family of one of the greatest stars in country music is asking fans to honor his memory by supporting the fight against this terrible disease. Many music lovers were shocked in 2002 when legendary country performer and songwriter Waylon Jennings passed away, but those who were close to him were keenly aware of his ongoing battle with diabetes.
Now, Waylon Jennings’s widow, Jessi Colter, and their son Shooter Jennings have partnered with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to create the Waylon Fund in support of diabetes research. TGen is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization focusing on developing and researching new applications and therapies for a variety of diseases, including diabetes. All contributions to the Waylon Fund go to work immediately to speed the development of new treatments and diagnostics for patients suffering from diabetes.
With your help, the Waylon Fund can encourage research into diabetes that will allow doctors to more accurately predict who has the greatest risk of developing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and its associated complications, while also developing better strategies for identifying and managing many aspects of the disease. Click here to donate to the Waylon Fund, sign up for their newsletter, or call 602-313-8411 for more information.