BeeAware Fundraiser to Benefit JDRF

John J. Hammond, created a JDRF fundraiser in honor of his daughter Katherine “Kat” Hammond, of whom he called Bumble Bee Kat. Kat was diagnosed with T1D at 10 years old and as she grew older she suffered from many health complications including a very painful incurable condition called Diabetic Gastoparesis (DGP). Katherine passed away on January 5, 2017 at the age of 19.

To remember his daughter and to raise awareness about T1D, John is hosting a 3-hour boat cruise fundraiser “BeeAware” on July 20, 2019 with all proceeds benefiting JDRF. The cruise includes a lunch buffet, open bar, dancing, 50/50 raffle and more.

If you are interested in attending BeeAware, visit to purchase your ticket or if you can’t set sail with the Hammond Family, consider making a donation in memory of Kat Hammond here.

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