Beaufort team takes part in Kiss-a-Pig fundraiser

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The largest fundraiser of the year for American Diabetes Association (ADA), Kiss-a-Pig, presented by Piggly Wiggly, kicked off on Saturday, March 3 on River Street in Savannah.
A contest between community leaders to raise money, Kiss-a-Pig is a regional campaign with competitors from throughout Southeast Georgia and Coastal South Carolina.  At the end of the three month campaign, the team that raises the most money kisses a live pig, honored by ADA as the original source of insulin.
For the fourth year in a row, Beaufort will have a contestant in the race. Dave Britton, Golf Director at Dataw Island, will be spearheading a team of golf pros who hope to bring back the bacon for Beaufort.
Britton has invited North of the Broad golf professionals to join him in a challenge to raise funds.  The team, PROS FOR PAR will compete with a golf event that will ask for donations and pledges for each par from golfers and the public as the golf professionals  play a round of golf and score pars on a day of their choice a their respective golf  courses between April 1-15.
To support the Beaufort team, donors may go to www.diabetes.org/savannahKAP2012  and click on the photo of the Beaufort representatives.  A donation may be made on the secure website.
The 2012 theme, “SOWvivor:, Outwit, Outplay, Outlast Diabetes” is a spoof of the “Survivor” television show and celebrates people living with diabetes as survivors of a serious and common disease. The theme sends the message that you can live well with diabetes if you properly manage the disease. Each team or “Tribe” has a “Coastal Symbol” that their supporters can rally behind. The Beaufort team symbol will be the Egret.
For more information, contact Maria Center at 912-353-8110, ext. 3091 or mcenter@diabetes.org.