On August 11, the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council hosted their annual Dollars Against Diabetes (DADs) Day Sporting Clay Shoot.

Dorsey Hager, Executive Secretary-Treasurer at Columbus/Central Ohio Building & Construction Trades Council, said that this year’s nearly 40 participants raised $5000 to benefit the Diabetes Research Institute and their “Blueprint for a Cure” campaign.

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 1.3 million Ohioans have diabetes and another 3 million are pre-diabetic. Together, diabetes and pre-diabetes treatment costs Ohioans more than $12 billion per year. The burden of this disease – both physical and financial – takes a toll on many blue collar families, many of them in the Building Trades.

“This is an annual opportunity for members and friends of the Building trades to get together and spend an afternoon having fun and raising money for a good cause,” said Hager.