By Brent Huelsmann
On September 18, the Nashville Hornets will take on Anna-Jonesboro is going to be Tackling Type 1 Diabetes night to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation is the leading organization in Type 1 Diabetes research in the world, and is the largest charitable supporter of type 1 diabetes research.
Diabetes is the name given to disorders in which the body has trouble regulating its blood glucose levels. There are two major types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2.
Two hornet football players have type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, which is a hormone that allows a person to get energy from food. Diabetes affects countless others around the community as well.
The Friends of Hornet football and the Nashville Hornets football team are selling t-shirts, with the proceeds going Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
T-shirt order forms must be completed by September 4. Order forms can be turned in to Leslie Pedtke at (618) 246-6548 or Kathy Barczewski at (618) 967-0037. Checks may be made payable to Friends of Hornet Football.