Montclair Business Woman Pays It Forward: Raises More Than $40,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Kate Logan (l.) and Karen Corbin (r.) of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Bankruptcy administration specialists, Logan & Company, Inc. who has been part of the Montclair business community for more than 20 years, recently hosted Megan’s Marchers Golf Invitational to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The event, held at the Montclair Golf Club has raised more than $40,000 to date for this cause.

Kate Logan, president and CEO of Logan & Company, is passionate about the cause because her niece, Megan has type 1 juvenile diabetes. The event, which was run under the auspices of the family fundraising team Megan’s Marchers, has a long and vibrant history of supporting JDRF.

“As a resident and business woman in the community, I am so appreciative of the support shown by the local community that allowed us to exceed our fundraising goals,” says Kate Logan. “As the aunt of a courageous young woman with type 1, this is a cause that is near and dear to my heart, and I certainly hope a cure will be found soon.”

Golfers supported the cause by participating in a wonderful afternoon filled with sportsmanship and camaraderie, while helping to find a cure. The day’s activities included brunch, followed by a round of golf and concluded with a cocktail reception and dinner. There were fabulous raffle prizes, a highly anticipated silent auction and a live auction, featuring goods and services from many local merchants from Montclair and the surrounding communities.

The dinner featured an address by Dr. Marlon Pragnell, Ph.D., the senior scientific program manager in the treatment therapies program at JDRF, where he manages its Artificial Pancreas Project, a multi-million dollar initiative aimed at accelerating progress towards a closed-loop automated insulin-delivery system that will improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes.

The event was so successful that the company has already begun to plan next year’s event.

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