The South Sound Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) recently presented Tony George, President and Chief Operating Officer of Kitsap Bank, with the inaugural Living & Giving award at an event held at the Tacoma Yacht Club.
The award is given to an individual, family or company who has made a significant contribution toward JDRF’s mission to treat, prevent and find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.
A tireless supporter of the organization, George has led a Kitsap Bank team which has raised nearly $200,000 for JDRF. He has twice served as the Walk to Cure Diabetes Corporate Chair and served a number of years as a South Sound Branch Board member, and is currently the Team Captain for the Kitsap Bank Corporate Walk Team.
His drive to find a cure for diabetes originates from his family’s close relationship with a family whose daughter, Megan, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at an early age.
“It is our pleasure to recognize Tony for his efforts by presenting him with this award. Tony’s long-standing commitment to helping JDRF find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes is inspirational,” remarks Emma Conway, JDRF South Sound Branch Manager, “It’s Tony, and supporters like him, who give hope to the individuals and families impacted by this disease.”