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2014 Father of the Year awards celebration to honor four central Iowa fathers

Posted March 04, 2014 in Downtown, Community Web Exclusives

February 24, 2014 (Urbandale, IA) – The American Diabetes Association and the Iowa Father’s Day Council will award four men for being outstanding role models for their children on June 12, 2014 at The Meadows Conference Center at Prairie Meadows. Reception begins at 5:30pm, Dinner and program begins at 6:30pm.

The recipients of this year’s Father of the Year Awards are:

Tom Boesen
Co-Owner & CEO – Boesen The Florist
Gene Meyer
President – Greater Des Moines Partnership
Doug Reichardt
Chairman – Iowa Sports Foundation
Michael Sadler
Assistant Vice President of Public Policy & Governement Relations – CenturyLink

These fathers were selected based on their ability to balance their personal and professional lives, and serve as a role model for their children, while making a positive difference in their communities. All proceeds from the event will support the American Diabetes Association of Iowa and its mission: To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all Iowans affected by diabetes.

“We are proud of these exceptional fathers who have demonstrated the ability to balance a high level of success in their chosen careers, and serve as great role models in our community,” read a statement from the Iowa Father’s Day Council, consisting of Co-Chairs Loretta Sieman, Joyce Steinkamp and Marcia Wanamaker. “They deserve recognition not only as fathers and community leaders, but for their commitment to help change the future of diabetes.”

Today, there are nearly 27 million Americans—including 225,000 in Iowa, who have diabetes. If present trends continue, one in three Iowans faces a future with diabetes by the year 2050.

For more information on the Father of the Year Awards or to purchase tickets, please call (515) 276-2237 ext. 6865 or visit Tables of 10 are $1,500 each, individual tickets are $150 and tickets for young professionals (35 yrs and younger) are $75.

About the Iowa Father’s Day Council
The Iowa Chapter of the National Father’s Day Council is a volunteer organization that annually honors individuals who exemplify outstanding commitment to children, family and community. The National Father’s Day Council was established in 1931. It holds Father of the Year awards events in 36 cities across the nation. National honorees have included John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Colin Powell, Jack Lemmon, George Foreman, Wolf Blitzer and Bill Clinton.

About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association of Iowa is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to thousands of Iowans; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

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