Freedom Free Insulin 2011

Freedom Free Insulin 2011Chicago’s home town band, Ovrevolt, is hosting a fund raiser on May 6th at Real Time Sports Bar in St. Charles, from 6pm-1am. Ovrevolt (pronounced Over-volt) has 2 goals, one is to produce dynamic high energy music, and the other is to help the community by donating 100% of all profits from their performances to charity. Gary Kouba, the drummer in Ovrevolt came up with the idea of doing a large scale fund raiser for JDRF. Real Time Sports will provide free pizza and all bands are donating their time for this worthy cause. The band line up is Friction, Ovrevolt, AVM band and Skin Walker.

Over 3 million Americans have Type 1 Diabetes, and over 30,000 people are newly diagnosed each year. Diabetes is the single greatest expense on our health care system. Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects every organ. People with Type 1 face many challenges, including possible long term effects like kidney failure, nerve damage, blindness and amputations. Type 1 is not caused by obesity or consuming too much sugar and a person cannot out grow Type 1 Diabetes. Insulin injections are necessary to keep type 1 diabetics alive, however insulin does not sure diabetes nor does it prevent its complications.

Since JDRF was founded in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.3 billion to diabetes research. More than .85 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and researched related education. JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate for Type 1 Diabetes worldwide.

If you cannot attend the fund raiser on May 6th, you are encouraged to send a check payable to JDRF to
Gary Kouba
255 Heritage DR
Roselle IL 60172


You will get a tax receipt for a deduction on your income tax for donations.

Please come out and have some fun, and help us find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes in our lifetime.

Author: Staff Writers

Content published on Diabetic Live is produced by our staff writers and edited/published by Christopher Berry. Christopher is a type 1 diabetic and was diagnosed in 1977 at the age of 3.