The Blue Wave football team annual fundraiser “Lifting for a Cure” raised over $28,0000 for the JDRF Foundation. The JDRF Foundation is the leading global organization funding Type 1 diabetes research. Type 1 diabetes is an incurable autoimmune disease that requires those inflicted to take daily injections of insulin and perform multiple finger pricks in order to check blood sugar levels. Raising money for Type 1 diabetes was chosen as the annual fundraiser as it effects a number of the Blue Wave football family members as well as the Darien community. It was an amazing effort by the team and support from the Blue Wave football family.