The purpose of the Father of the Year Award Dinner is to raise funds for diabetes research, education, and advocacy, and to recognize outstanding fathers for their contributions to their families, professions and communities. Since 2000, the Father's Day Council and the American Diabetes Association have partnered to raise more than $40 million dollars.
The American Diabetes Association's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The event supports diabetes education, research and advocacy benefiting over 30 million children and adults in the United States who have diabetes.
As a Father of the Year, you are honored by the American Diabetes Association and the local Father's Day Council at an evening that is incredibly emotional and memorable for you and all who love and respect you. On the evening of the event, you will be recognized as a leader and caring father in a personalized family video and a presentation of the Father of the Year Tribute Trophy. Family members, business associates and friends will share this poignant and moving experience with you.
Hear what two past honorees had to say about their experiences: