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CHH Diabetes Center Receives $250 Donation From Lions Club of Harwinton

June 30, 2021

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s Diabetes Education Fund recently received a $250 donation from the Lions Club of Harwinton to help fund programs and the newest continuous glucose monitoring technology for its diabetes patients. “While we have been holding meetings virtually and finding new ways to connect with members, friends and family, our Lions Club of Harwinton has not forgotten about the many needs of the community,” said Donna Perreault, Treasurer, Lions Club of Harwinton. In what has become an annual tradition from the Lions, Dr. Egils Bogdanovics (above, left) and nurse Lois Pelletier (above, right)  at the CHH Diabetes and Endocrinology Center in Torrington were pleased to receive the gift. “Even during a major pandemic, we can always count on our friends at the Harwinton Lions Club for their generosity and support that helps us offer the latest technology and education to our patients.” said Lois Pelletier, RN, CDE, the Program Coordinator at CHH Diabetes and Endocrinology. Lions Club International established a Diabetes Awareness Program to assist local Lions Clubs in conducting and supporting local and large-scale efforts leading to the control and treatment of diabetes and its complications through education, prevention, and research. Lions have worked with community healthcare organizations to provide diabetes screenings, educational programs and funding, camps, and other assistance to people with diabetes. For information about Diabetes education in the northwest corner, call 860.496.2198.