Performers with The Second City’s Touring Company will take the stage at 8 p.m. for an evening of comedy and improv at Barrington High School this Friday night. The annual event, hosted by Barrington’s DASH to Cure Diabetes, will raise funds to help send kids with diabetes from low income families to The American Diabetes Association’s Summer Camp in Volo, Illinois.
The DASH to Cure Diabetes was created to produce premier events that raise money for the cause. The organization has donated over $600,000 to help to help cure diabetes and care for those living with the disease.
Funds raised during the Second City event help send kids to the ADA’s summer camp, where area endocrinologists and dieticians teach children to manage their blood sugar more efficiently and more independently, while they enjoy a traditional camp experience.
Dash to Cure Diabetes Founder Karl Freucht says, “It’s an amazing place for the kids and an invaluable release for parents who have been used to checking in with their kids every two hours since they were diagnosed.”
Karl & Nancy Fruecht started the Dash to Cure Diabetes, an Illinois 501 (C) (3) Non-Profit organization, in 2000, about a year after their daughter Molly was diagnosed with diabetes at age three.
Their mission from the outset was to create a local resource for other families seeking guidance and support when faced with a diabetes diagnosis.
Over the years, the organization has grown and touched countless lives with their services, support and their network here in Barrington.
In addition to the Second City event, the group hosts its annual DASH to Cure Diabetes 4-Mile run, 5K walk and kids’ dashes at Citizens Park the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.
If you’d like to see the Second City show at Barrington High School on Friday night, January 24th, it starts at 8 p.m. and all are welcome! Tickets cost $30 for adults and $15 for students.
New this year, there will be a party after the show at Grassroots Clothing and General Store, 211 Park Avenue in Barrington.
For more information, visit dashtocurediabetes.org.