Nashville Predators fans have shown they’re rather adept when it comes to raising awareness and giving back to worthy causes. Predators President and COO Sean Henry has a new challenge for Smashville.
Henry, who has been nominated for Father of the Year by the Father’s Day Council to benefit the American Diabetes Association, is looking to raise awareness on diabetes, a disease that currently affects 10 percent of the American population, or 30 million people.
Henry's father-in-law lives with the disease, an illness that is on a trajectory to affect one-third of all Americans by the year 2050 if things don't change.
And while he isn’t afraid to remind his four kids of the nomination for some extra bragging rights at home, Henry’s goal is to get Preds fans involved in the cause, raise some dollars and have some fun.
“I really want to hit our fans and make it about, ‘let’s wipe this disease out,’” Henry said. “I’m fortunate that my position with the Preds has given me the platform to meet and work with so many people that can help raise the funds necessary to push back on this growing disease.”
Click here to read Henry’s letter on the cause or to donate to the American Diabetes Association on his and the Preds behalf.
The Father of the Year Awards are set to take place on June 4 at the Omni Nashville Hotel.
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