Why Kiss A Pig?
Since 1921, insulin has played a major role in the treatment of diabetes for millions of people who suffer from this disease. Initially, insulin was derived from the pancreas of a pig. Although insulin can now be derived from other sources, we continue to recognize the historical significance of the pig. We "kiss a pig" as a thank you for helping us to save lives and to have fun raising money for the American Diabetes Association.
About Our Event...
The Kiss-A-Pig fundraiser is an exclusive event of the American Diabetes Association. It is a humorous, zany and outrageous contest between local celebrities, community leaders, and business people. The purpose of the contest is to raise "votes/dollars" for candidates' campaigns. Each vote is equal to one dollar. The candidate with the most "votes/dollars" wins the privilege of kissing a live pig. The Kiss-A-Pig Gala will benefit diabetes research, education, support and programs such as Camp Granada, our summer camp for children with diabetes in Monticello, IL.
For more information, sponsorships, tickets or donations please contact Vanessa Wiseman at email@example.com or 217-875-9011 ext. 6642.
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