Artful donation to cure diabetes

In October, representatives of Art of the Cure (AOTC), which raises money to find a cure for type 1 diabetes, presented HSCI Co-Director Douglas Melton, PhD, with a check for $90,000 to go toward diabetes research under his direction. The funds were raised at an AOTC-hosted summertime event on Cape Cod, where works of art and unique crafts donated by renowned Cape artists were auctioned.

Present at the check passing were (from left): Laurie Young, AOTC committee member; Brock Reeve, HSCI executive director; AOTC representatives Sandy O’Connor, clerk; Stephen O’Connor, president; and Adrienne Tanashian, board member; Douglas Melton, PhD, HSCI co-director; AOTC board member Jane Harvey; and treasurer Bill Bessette.