The cowboys were out at Lonestar Park racing against the odds.
“The more I bet the more I lose,” said former Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff Harris. “It’s fun though. Everybody that comes out has a great time.”
Veteran Dallas Cowboys, current players and lots of sports heavy weights came together to place their bets against the threat of diabetes.
“I’ve had people in my family suffer from diabetes so I definitely support the cause,” said Dallas Cowboys safety Terence Newman.
This event raised money for the American Diabetes Association.
“We’ve seen immense growth in this event,” said sports columnist and ESPN radio host Randy Galloway.
Growth that has taken it to be the largest fund raising event for the ADA in six states and one of the top five in the country. Sports columnist Randy Galloway is an honorary chairman.
“We’re very proud of that,” said Galloway. “It’s because of my wife and a lot of my friends.”
Friends like Dallas Cowboys owner, president and general manager Jerry Jones.
“Success means helping a lot of people,” said Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones. “My father’s families has diabetes so I do know first hand how dehabilitating it can be and how compromising it can be.”
Almost all supporters who came to the event had some kind of connection to diabetes.
“My dad was actually diagnosed with diabetes,” said former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Tony Casillas. “He suffered some amputation.”
Melissa Caraway works for the ADA and says life with diabetes is an adjustment but education about the disease is key to a normal life.
“It’s not a death sentence,” said Melissa Caraway. “It’s not going to kill you as long as you manage it. Take the time to listen to what your doctor says.”
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