Since it’s inception in 2013, country star Eric Church and wife Katherine Blasingame Church’s Chief Cares foundation has been actively serving people in need in communities throughout the world. Most recently providing aid to Haiti after Hurricane Matthew devastated the small island nation earlier this month.
Last week, the pair attended the JDRF’s Hope Gala in North Carolina which honored Eric’s parents, Ken and Rita Church, and presented a $1 million donation to help fight type 1 diabetes.The disease has personally impacted the Church family, “Our foundation work and giving to others in need is my absolute favorite thing that we get to do,” stated Katherine Church. “We are blessed to be a blessing! What a special opportunity it is for us to give through Chief Cares and present this gift tonight to JDRF in honor of Rita to eliminate this disease!”
“I can’t think of a more fitting occasion to make Chief Cares’ largest donation than in honor of my mother and her battle with type 1 diabetes,” added the country music standout.
“JDRF is thrilled and grateful to Eric and Katherine Church for their generous gift to further type 1 diabetes research,” said Laura Maciag, executive director, JDRF Greater Western Carolinas Chapter. “We have made incredible progress to treat, prevent and cure this disease and are at such an exciting stage in our journey. The commitment and dedication of the Church family is extremely appreciated as we move forward in our vision to create a world without type 1 diabetes.”
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